The news of the trade union’s initiation of the dissolution procedure came out. At the same time, the government gazetted that the Hong Kong Auxiliary Teaching and Research Staff Union was dissolved on the 8th of this month. The registered address of the trade union is the meeting place of the trade union in Mong Kok.
According to the constitution of the trade union, if the trade union is to be dissolved, at least 80% of the membership committee must vote for it.
The website of the Workers Union shows that there are 97 affiliated associations under its jurisdiction, from transportation and construction, education, social welfare and other industries, with a total of more than 140,000 members.
The New World First Bus Company Workers Union is one of its affiliated associations. The chairman of the association, Lin Jinbiao, said that he had not received notice to convene a general meeting, and he did not know whether the dissolution procedure had been initiated. A charitable organization has disaster relief and poverty alleviation. Joining (professional) labor unions believes that unity is strength."
Lin Jinbiao pointed out that at this stage, we can only wait for notifications. The New World First Bus Union will not take the initiative to withdraw from the trade unions. He believes that if the government has evidence of violations of the trade unions, it should come up with it, "and not through newspapers."
As for whether the dissolution news is true, the association will vote for it. He said that it will be up to members to discuss and decide.
Lin Jinbiao said that he had not received a notice to convene a general meeting and was not sure whether the dissolution procedure had been initiated, but he did not believe that the trade unions would violate the national security law.
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Some affiliated associations have recently withdrawn from the trade unions
Lin Jinbiao said that the affiliated associations usually operate independently, and only the annual general meeting meets in the trade unions. Therefore, the news of the dissolution of the trade unions is not clear.
He said he was aware of recent reports accusing the trade unions of violating the National Security Law, and revealed that some members of the trade unions have recently withdrawn from the trade unions, including the "Hong Kong Transport Workers Union", but his trade union has no plans to withdraw, "waiting for the government to give orders. , The Executive Council approved the ban first."
He pointed out that the affiliated associations are actually operating independently, "when the co-management party has a trick (the trade union) will help, everyone believes that unity is strength."
The association has joined the trade union covenant for 20 years. Lin Jinbiao firmly believes that "the trade union is not against the society. You should just talk (breaking the law), and you will have to scoop up evidence if you have it."
The Workers’ Union has participated in the Labour Movement for more than 30 years since its establishment to promote labor rights
The Trade Union was founded in 1990 by Li Zhuoren and Liu Qianshi. It advertises that it is not dependent on the government. It is an autonomous and democratic labor movement camp. In addition to supporting various industries to organize independent labor unions, coordinating labor disputes and individual complaints, it also advocates labor and social policies. Reform, train workers, and empower them.
Liu Qianshi was the founding chairman of the Trade Union League. He was elected to the Legislative Council the year after its establishment. In 1994, he protested against the British Hong Kong Government's favoritism to the business community and resigned the draft Employment Bill.
Li Zhuo-ren, who served as secretary-general, won the by-election. After his return, Li Zhuo-ren returned to the Legislative Council and served as a member of the Legislative Council until 2016.
Lin Jinbiao questioned the accusations made by the established newspapers against the trade unions, "If the national security is endangered, the temporary legislature will be elected after the meeting, and the government will do (ban) everything."
Promote the implementation of collective bargaining rights after the return to be abolished
The Trade Union has actively participated in politics in the past to promote the protection of labor rights, including the Legislative Council before the reunification, promoted and passed a number of private bills such as the "Collective Bargaining Rights Ordinance", so that enterprises with more than 50 employees can enjoy legal protection. For the right to collective bargaining, the capital must participate and be bound by law, but the relevant laws were abolished by the Provisional Legislative Council after the return.
In recent years, the Trade Union has also promoted many labor movements, including the ironwork movement in 2007, the container terminal labor tide in 2013, and the Haili Village cleaner strike in 2018, successfully fighting for improved treatment for workers.
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