Labour Education Resources

Trade Union Entry into Electoral Politics: Hong Kong's Experience

By Lee Cheuk-Yan The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) is the independent democratic labour movement of Hong Kong, with 85 affiliated unions representing more than 170,000 workers. Our participation in electoral politics can be traced back to 1995 and was prompted by the constitutional reform spearheaded by the last Governor, Chris Patten.

(This article is only written in Chinese)

(This article is only written in Chinese)

Position Statement of Asia Floor Wage Alliance

This statement can be used by AFW Alliance organizations to discuss the AFW concept with other allies and to make certain decisions around the campaign.

(This booklet is only written in Chinese.)

(This booklet is only written in Chinese.)

Chinese Investments in Africa: Opportunity or Threat for Workers?

This report is against this background that the China-Africa Summit of November 2006 and China’s renewed interest in Africa have to be understood. China is essentially interested in natural resources and raw materials and offers investments in roads, railways and infrastructure. The deals concluded during the China-Africa summit are worth US$ 1,9 billion and include an aluminium plant in Egypt; a highway in Nigeria; a rural telephone network in Ghana; a copper project in Zambia and a ferrochrome smelter in South Africa.

Asia Floor Wage Alliance Public Launch Decision Statement

HONG KONG, OCTOBER 2008 I. TRANSITION TO PUBLIC LAUNCH The Asia Floor Wage Alliance has been building towards a global movement for an Asia Floor Wage in the global garment industry. The process of building an Asia-centred union-led, industry-wide initiative has been inspiring and historic. The time has now come to publicly launch the campaign to win Asia Floor Wage for millions of workers who form the majority of the working poor in the world.

(Written in Chinese only)

(Written in Chinese only)

New GLS Report - Why China Matters: Labor Rights in the Age of Globalization

Source: Global Labour Strategies (GLS) Nearly three years ago GLS undertook an informal listening project to hear what was on the minds of labor leaders, labor rights advocates, and NGO staff from around the world as they grappled with the challenges of globalization. It is clear that globalization has produced a host of challenges for worker and social movements. But when we asked those we interviewed what specific issues they faced were most perplexing, at or near the top of nearly everyone’s list was what to do about China.
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