Worker Empowerment (WE) is aware of an article published by Xinhua News, which mentions the involvement of WE and Dagongzhe Workers’ Centre (DGZ) in the recent JASIC incident. WE is a Hong Kong-registered labour organisation focused on labour rights and labour policies, as well as service provision to vulnerable workers, in China. WE has […]
An Open Letter for the International Human Rights Day ===================================================================== An Open Letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights by 14 Hong Kong NGOs on the International Human Rights Day to re-affirm our Stance on the Universality of Human Rights, Call on Concern of the Rule According to Draconian Laws & Follow-ups to […]
In the wake of the recent forced eviction of urban slums in Beijing, China, labor and human right organizations including WE had co-signed a statement, urging the Chinese government the respect the housing right of the poor.
On the first anniversary of the struggle of agency workers at FAW-Volkswagen in Changchun for equal pay for equal work, we call on the Changchun municipal authorities to immediately release worker representative Fu Tianbo and for FAW-Volkswagen to return to the negotiating table.
MENG Han, a Guangdong labour activist, was released on 3 September after 21 months’ wrongful imprisonment. He was sentenced for “inciting a crowd to disturb public order” because he was merely participated in organising workers in collective labour disputes. We, the undersigned Hong Kong labour organisations, would like to reiterate that Meng was simply defending […]
Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour, China Labor Watch, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions and Worker Empowerment have just released a joint statement, demanding Disney and its supplier factories to implement the following:
1). Respond to the problems depicted by the investigative reports and open talks with workers and labour organisations;
2). Fulfill its promise to protect workers’ rights across the supply chain: to investigate the Mizutani case and to help their workers claim their missing compensation;
3). Introduce comprehensive changes to the labour conditions of supplier factories.