As international companies increased their investment in Asia, it became clear that the poor working conditions they brought required an informed response from the labour movement and its supporters. Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) was founded in Hong Kong in 1976 as part of that response.
AMRC is an independent non-governmental organisation (NGO) which focuses on Asian labour concerns. It works to support a democratic and independent labour movement in Asia, promoting the respect of labour rights, gender equality, and active workers’ participation in work-related issues.
The AMRC seeks to become a strategic research, education, and information resource partner of the Asian labour movement in the struggle for decent jobs, equality, and dignity for Asian working men and women.
The mission of AMRC is to support and contribute towards the building of a strong, democratic, and independent labour movement in Asia by understanding and responding to the multiple challenges of asserting workers’ rights to jobs, decent working conditions, and gender inequality, while following a participatory framework.
AMRC provides information, consultation, publications, documentation, and internships, and conducts research, training, advocacy, campaigns, labour networking, and related services to trade unions, pro-labour groups, related NGOs, academics, researchers, and professionals on labour issues.