20th Anniversary of the Abolition of Collective Bargaining Law
Call to Action: “Workplace Democracy”
Dear Unite and BASSA members,
Two decades ago, the Hong Kong SAR Government abolished the laws on collective bargaining, leaving workers without any rights in collective bargaining. As a result, workers are used as “scapegoats” and sacked during recessions, seldom rewarded for economic prosperity. We are subject to employers’ bullying and unfair treatment at workplace.
HKCTU is now organizing a series of actions to address this issue. Firstly, we urge our supporters, fellow affiliates and their members to sign the petition, namely “Statement on the 20thAnniversary of the Abolition of Collective Bargaining Law, Call to Action: Workplace Democracy”. This petition would be published in late October in the newspaper and we are now raising fund for its publication. Secondly, trade union representatives from different sectors would start a 30-hour hunger strike at 10am on 28th October, to protest against the abolition of collective bargaining law 20 years ago. On 29th October, a large-scale march to call for the reintroduction of the law would be held. Your support and participation is most essential, to demonstrate the strength of independent labour movement in Hong Kong.
I would like to invite any BASSA member to come to show your support if you are lay over in HK during 28th Oct. Please drop by. It will be a strikers base at Court of Final Appeal. I will be one of the hunger striker till 29th Oct.