法國航空業僱員工會聲援國泰員工反送中(英文版)

Sud Aerien expresses his full solidarity with Cathay Pacific workers threatened with being fired if they “support or participate in illegal protests”. From the news we get here in France, two ground workers have been sacked and one pilot has been removed. Continue reading 法國航空業僱員工會聲援國泰員工反送中(英文版)

Four Features of the Current Situation in Hong Kong

The fourth feature of the present situation is that it exposes all the multiple players who are participating in this game simultaneously. In addition to the Hong Kong people who are fighting against Beijing’s puppet, there is Britain, America, the European Union, the Hong Kong Government, the Liaison Office, all the mainland political and economic entities which have direct or indirect interests in Hong Kong, and the inimical factions at the top of the CCP. Continue reading Four Features of the Current Situation in Hong Kong

The Jasic Mobilisation: A High Tide for the Chinese Labour Movement?

This article first posted in Made in China Journal.

Au Loong Yu

 12 January 2019

In July this year, 89 workers at the Shenzhen Jasic Technology Co. Ltd demanded the right to set up a workplace union. In the past decade there has been an explosion of strikes in Shenzhen, and this dispute is one of the many where workers have demanded better working conditions, owed wages, unpaid social insurance, and severance pay. Yet, the Jasic case is unusual in that it was supported openly by a group of some 50 self-proclaimed Maoists and Marxist university students, along with a small group of older citizens. Coming from different parts of China, they organised themselves into a ‘Jasic Worker Support Group’ and descended on Jasic to stand in solidarity with the workers who were battling the police. Continue reading The Jasic Mobilisation: A High Tide for the Chinese Labour Movement?

The debate on the Jasic Struggle

Steven Chan

17th January, 2019

Last July, 89 workers at the Jasic company in Shenzhen applied to found a workplace union but their application was refused and later their leaders were temporarily arrested. This escalated the confrontation between workers and the local authority, and several dozen Maoist students from all over the country came to support the workers under the umbrella organization of the Jasic Workers’ Support Group. The authorities responded with further arrests, and in total 38 workers and supporters were arrested or went missing. Last August, after the first arrest, there were already some debates outside Mainland China, involving those who are in solidarity with the Jasic workers but who hold different views over the issue of the evaluation of the situation and tactics chosen. Continue reading The debate on the Jasic Struggle