Arrested Guangdong labour activists Zeng Feiyang, Meng Han, Zhu Xiaomei and Tang Huanxing, were charged with “disturbing social order” by the People’s Procuratorate of Panyu District, Guangzhou Municipality in June 2016 and will be tried in the near future.
Unity Statement of the National Oil Palm Conference
Davao City, Philippines
The palm oil industry is promoted as a “sunshine industry” now among the Philippine government’s priorities. Palm oil is one of the most highly-traded commodities at the global level. Oil palm is touted as a “tree of peace” with its promises of livelihood and development, food security, poverty alleviation and economic stability.
This is a joint statement on universial social security from the participants of “Sub regional workshop on Movement Building towards Social Security for All” consisting of 17 labour organizations, trade unions from Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam
Asia Monitor Resource Centre supports Hong Kong civil society's struggle for genuine universal suffrage and we stand by their demands. We strongly condemn the use of excessive violence by the police on the peaceful protesters on September 28, 2014.
The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) has called for international support of the democracy movement in Hong Kong.
Domestic work is the most important source of waged employment for women workers, especially those from rural areas and with little or no formal education. Yet domestic work takes place in private households, and thus is often regarded as not ‘real work’ and tends to be unregulated, while the workers tend to be unorganized.