一意孤行解散勞工組 譴責梁耀忠一人專政 22名街工會員退會宣言

我們是一群加入街工數年至十多年的會員。有的在街頭與街工相識,有的曾在街工實習,有的曾在街工工作,有的曾任街工執委,有的仍在街工各個崗位擔任幹事。我們當初加入街工,有的是藉著街工才開始接觸工運社運,在街工學習、工作、成長;有的是出於敬佩其紮根社區,推動工人權益的努力;有的是認為作為在當中受薪的幹事,應該透過參與會務實現職場民主而加入。然而不論加入的原因是什麼,我們在過去均努力在街工實踐我們入會時的初衷,組織基層街坊和工人,帶動街坊在自己的困難之上關注權益和社會議題。 Continue reading 一意孤行解散勞工組 譴責梁耀忠一人專政 22名街工會員退會宣言

The Relationship between Labour NGOs and Chinese Workers in an Authoritarian Regime

Anita Chan’s, The Relationship between Labour NGOs and Chinese Workers in an Authoritarian Regime, is an important recent article that discusses the role of labour Non-governmental organisations (LNGOs) in China and how their relationships with workers have changed over the past three decades. Chan explains how in a situation where the party-state’s All-China Federation of Trade Unions has hardly changed its function, and continues to work with government and management, the role of LNGOs as an alternative in assisting workers’ labour protection has moved from one of dependency to one of a more equal partnership with Hong Kong LNGOs and overseas funders. Moreover, despite the increasingly repressive political environment, as signified by the series of crackdowns on NGO activists, as well as the implementation of the Overseas NGO Management Law in 2017, some workers have been more successful with autonomous organizing. Continue reading The Relationship between Labour NGOs and Chinese Workers in an Authoritarian Regime