Suggested wording for petition or motions on union rights in HK, August 2021

Hong Kong trade unions are central to the embattled democracy movement and they are under attack by the Chinese regime.

Lee Cheuk Yan, the General Secretary of the independent union confederation, the HKCTU, is in prison for organising democracy demonstrations in 2019. The Chinese state media has called the Hong Kong teachers’ union a “malignant tumour” that needs to be “eradicated”. Union leaders will soon go on trial for subversion.

As supporters of free, independent trade unions and workers’ right to organise and strike everywhere in the world, we demand the Hong Kong government re-recognises the HKPTU and frees all jailed trade unionists.

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