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Next Media Case|Wu Qiubei: If "Apple" employees encounter rights problems, they can ask the Federation of Trade Unions for help

2021-06-24T19:04:28.878Z

The police arrested five senior officials of Next Media, including the editor-in-chief of Apple Daily, on suspicion of violating the "Minato National Security Act" and froze the assets of three companies related to "Apple" for a total of 18 million yuan, according to reports.



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Written by: Wu Zhuoan

2021-06-20 13:36

Last update date: 2021-06-20 13:37

The police arrested five senior officials of Next Media, including the editor-in-chief of Apple Daily, on suspicion of violating the "Minato National Security Act", and frozen the assets of three companies related to "Apple" for a total of 18 million yuan. There are reports that Next Media has only cash. Enough to operate for several weeks, or affect grain output.

After attending the event today (20th), representative of the People’s Congress of the Port District and Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions Wu Qiubei was asked how to protect the rights and interests of the employees of “Apple” if “Apple” cannot be operated due to frozen assets. Wu refers to “Apple” Suspected of breaking the law is one thing, and labor protection must also be dealt with in accordance with the law. It is also called: "If there are workers or employees who have difficulties in their rights, they can contact the Federation of Trade Unions."

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He Qiming said he had not received any cases for help

Wu Qiubei pointed out that safeguarding employees' rights and interests is not the same as "Apple" suspected of breaking the law. He believes that it should be handled separately, and that "Apple" should be dealt with as soon as possible if the operation of "Apple" is affected by the source of funding problems.

The Deputy Director of the Bureau of Labor and Welfare, He Qiming, pointed out that the freezing of "Apple" assets and whether or not wages are owed are two levels. If any "Apple" colleagues are in arrears of salary, they can ask the Labour Department for help, saying that they have not received any payment for the time being. Related help and information.

The foreign media "Bloomberg" recently quoted news saying that "Apple" funds are only sufficient for normal operation for a few weeks. It will consider applying for an exemption from the court and will consider launching crowdfunding through Taiwan business to continue its operation.

The Deputy Secretary of the Bureau of Labor and Welfare, He Qiming, pointed out that the frozen assets of "Apple" and whether or not wages are in arrears are two levels. If any colleagues of "Apple" are in arrears of salary, they can ask the Labour Department for help, saying that they have not received any payment for the time being. Related help and information.

(Photo by Luo Junhao)

▼6.18 "Apple Daily" published as usual▼

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On June 17, the police entered the Next Media Building

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Wu Qiubei Apple Daily He Qiming (Federation of Trade Unions)

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