Alongside with the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions and Global Monitor, WE had issued a joint letter to the Hong Kong-based international apparel giant, Global Brands Group (GBG), regarding the shameless act of sudden closure of one of its main supplier factories in El Salvador, resulting in the arrears of wages, severance and benefits […]
In a Xinhua news report published on 25th August, Shenzhen Dagongzhe Workers’ Centre (DGZ) is accused of actively involving in the JASIC protest with financial support from abroad. Huang Qingnan, the legal person of DGZ, was released on bail on 5th September and sent back to his hometown in Fujian. However, it has been over […]
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 […]
We will be attending the NGO Job/ Internship Fair on 23/4 in CityU. Among with 13 other NGOs in Hong Kong, we will be introducing the issues that we focus on and our daily work. Come find us if you are interested to know more about issues related to Chinese labour rights! Date: 23-4-2018 (Mon) […]
A public letter to clothing retailing giant Uniqlo about the unpaid severance, a total of more than 5.5 million dollars, to its Indonesian workers in garment factory Jaba Garmindo.
We are excited to publicly announce our new publication at August, 2017, a set of investigation report on the working situations of service sector workers in different industries and locations. New publication: Research Report on the Labor Condition of Service Industry Workers 劳动力八月出版： 服务业工人劳动状况调查报告集
In recent months, a number of grassroot labour NGOs in Shenzhen have been facing crackdown in different degrees. Dagongzhe Centre, Worker Empowerment’s partner organisation in Shenzhen, was forced to move by the landlord in April 2012, and was cut water and electricity supply for 2 months. After several attempts of petition by the staff and supportive workers, the centre did not manage to stay and resorted to move to a new location in July 2012.
Apart from Dagongzhe centre, 6 other labour NGOs have been facing similar situations. This does not comply with the new policy direction of social management boosted in Guangdong in recent years. The dim future of civil society development in Guangdong has aroused concern from both domestic and overseas media, and reports in English include the following –
Worker’s View on new Labour Contract Law & Research on Furniture Industry in Pearl Delta Area