In this issue: Overseas solidarity with all trade unionists imprisoned | International Solidarity | HK Labour Rights Newsflash | Event Recap |
The trial of 47 Hong Kong democrats under national security law resumed this month. However, most of the democrats in the trial have been detained for over two years since their arrests. By uniting trade unions from around the world, we fight for the immediate release of all unionists in jail. The International Trade Union Confederation – Asia Pacific (ITUC-Asia Pacific) passed a resolution earlier this month, condemning the Hong Kong government for weaponising the National Security Legislation (NSL) to arrest and detain trade unionists and human rights activists. We also took part in a Workers Against the CCP protest outside the Chinese Embassy. Together with representatives from local trade unions and HongKongers’ organisations in the UK, we demanded that the Chinese government release all political prisoners in Hong Kong.
Let us stand in solidarity with all trade unionists imprisoned.
ITUC- Asia condemns the HK government for weaponising NSL to arrest and detain trade unionists
The International Trade Union Confederation – Asia Pacific (ITUC-Asia Pacific) passed a resolution this month, condemning the Hong Kong government for weaponising the National Security Legislation (NSL) to arrest and detain trade unionists and human rights activists, clamp down on civil liberties, instil fear, and silence dissidence both within Hong Kong and internationally.
Trade Union Education on Global Solidarity in the UK and Sweden
Christopher Mung, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Labour Rights Monitor, was invited to speak on global solidarity for European trade unions earlier this month. Global alliances, consumer initiatives, and civic community networks were investigated and viewed as potential options for increasing global solidarity among trade unions throughout the training sessions
HK Labour Rights Newsflash
- MPF expenses drop steadily, is it true? (Chinese only) < Read more >
- After fighting for teachers’ interests for half a century, the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union completed its’ dissolution < Read more >
- Only one employer jailed for wage defaults while 90% employers fined out of the 1,600 court cases in the last two years < Read more >
- Know your rights | Do you get paid for sick leave in the UK? < Read more >
Labour Rights Talk for Hongkongers and Exhibition
This month, we met Hongkongers in Cardiff and Manchester at the labour rights talk and exhibition. Some of them have recently arrived in the UK and are keen to know more about working in the UK. Up next, we are going to Southampton in December. If you would like to co-host an event in your area, please email us at [email protected] !
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