Repression of labour rights defenders in China has been growing for more than a year. It's time to take action!
Repression of labour rights defenders in China has been growing for more than a year.
The Chinese government has been cracking down on labour non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including the following measures:
- Forced eviction from their offices
- Systematic use of violence against workers' representatives
- At least seven labour activists still in prison, some serving life sentences
- And a new law which will make it even harder for these NGOs to operate
The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, the only independent trade union in the country, has launched a major global campaign to demand that the Chinese government respect workers' rights and end police violence.
Please take a moment to send off your message of protest:
And please spread the word in your union.