Hong Kong

Celebrating Workers: 2015 Year in Photos

Whether building a towering office building in downtown Zimbabwe, sewing garments in a Bangladesh factory or digging for phosphate in Mexico mines, the world’s unsung working people demonstrate, time and again, the dignity of work. Here, we celebrate some of the amazing women and men we partnered with in 2015, and showcase their efforts to improve… [READ MORE]

Migrant Workers Tell Their Stories

More than 200 participants from 45 countries took part in Labor Migration: Who Benefits? A Solidarity Center Conference on Worker Rights & ​Shared Prosperity Aug. 10-12, sharing strategies on empowering migrant workers through organizing unions and associations, reforming the often exploitative labor recruitment process and ensuring access to justice for migrant workers. Driving the dedication, passion, commitment of the activists… [READ MORE]

Making the System Fair for Migrant Workers

Ishor, 24, migrated from Nepal to Malaysia last November to work for a company at Johor Bahru’s busy commercial shipping port. What he did not know before he arrived is that the job involved working 16-hour days and being physically abused and harassed by his employer. Like most migrant workers, Ishor likely paid a labor… [READ MORE]

Hong Kong, SAR Unions Call for General Strike

Workers and their unions from across Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, are part of the surging numbers of protestors who have shut down much of the city to peacefully demand a voice in their government. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) and other unions are calling for a general strike in… [READ MORE]