HKCTU and CHIEGU protest at the Fiji Honorary Consulate in Hong Kong
On November 24 the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) and its affiliate the Catering and Hotels Industries Employees General Union (CHIEGU), also affiliated to the IUF, held a protest action in front of the Honorary Consulate of Fiji in Hong Kong.
The unions condemned the military regime of Commodore Bainimarama for its repression of trade union and human rights.
Described on November 10 as “one of Fiji’s most important emerging visitor source markets” by Fiji’s Ministry of Tourism, tourist arrivals from Hong Kong and mainland China rose rapidly after direct flights from Hong Kong to Fiji were launched by Air Pacific in 2010.
The IUF Asia & Pacific Regional Committee meeting in Hong Kong on 21-22 November 2010 passed the following resolution (On the 20th Anniversary of HKCTU):
NOTING the critical role that the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) as an independent trade union centre has played in promoting trade union rights, including the right to collective bargaining, and the centrality of HKCTU to the democracy movement in Hong Kong,
CONGRATULATES the HKCTU on the occasion of its 20th Anniversary this year and sends warm greetings of solidarity to all its members;
Interview with Elizabeth Tang, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) on the history of cooperation between the IUF and the HKCTU on building the first independent trade unions in China.