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Labor justice. 1|The entertainment industry is just the tip of the iceberg, where labor relations are unfair.

2022-08-10T23:14:46.872Z

The accidental fall of the screen of the popular boy group MIRROR concert shocked the whole Hong Kong. In addition to the stage construction being questioned about cutting corners, human negligence, and oversight of supervision, the incident also aroused public attention to occupational safety and the rights of self-employed workers.



The accidental fall of the screen of the popular boy group MIRROR's concert shocked the whole of Hong Kong. In addition to the stage construction being questioned about cutting corners, human negligence, and oversight of supervision, the incident also inspired the public to pay attention to discussions on occupational safety and the rights of self-employed workers, and further think about the entire pop culture industry. Behind the structural problems of "strong capital and weak labor".

In fact, in Hong Kong, which is superstitious about the "free market", due to the lack of sufficient institutional guarantees and negotiating rights, the balance of labor and capital is heavily tilted toward the capital. Therefore, whenever there is a conflict of interest, the government cannot stand up for the naturally disadvantaged laborers. , labor is more like an insignificant pawn at the mercy of others in the game of capital.

President Xi Jinping earnestly instructed the Hong Kong SAR government to "proactively and steadily promote reforms and break down the barriers of solidified interests", and this unfair and unreasonable resource allocation and exploitation relationship is a major problem that the new Chief Executive Li Jiachao must solve.


MIRROR was originally scheduled to hold 12 concerts at the Hung Hom Coliseum in Hong Kong from July 25, but there have been three accidents in the first four concerts. Two dancers were directly hit, and one of them was injured in the neck and faced quadriplegia. After two operations, he is still in critical condition.

Since the Red Pavilion is the premier performance hall in Asia, the stage engineering has a good reputation since its completion 40 years ago, and such a major accident has never happened, and the incident quickly attracted the attention of the whole Hong Kong and even the world. In addition to questioning the safety of the stage engineering, there may be human negligence and regulatory omissions. ; I also very much doubt that MakerVille, the entertainment company under PCCW Hong Kong as the organizer, may cut corners in order to save production costs; it also leads to a lot of discussions on occupational safety and protection and the rights and interests of self-employed workers, and further thinks about the “capital and labor behind the entertainment industry”. Weak" structural problem.

However, if it wasn't for the phenomenal attention brought by the MIRROR concert, the general public seldom talked about the inequality of labor-management relations, because Hong Kong people tend to digest the injustice and injustice in the workplace by themselves, and seldom have the awareness of rebelling against their bosses.

However, Hong Kong people clearly yearn for "fairness and justice", why are they willing to be dwarfs in the face of capital...

For details, please read the 329th issue of "Hong Kong 01" e-Weekly Newsletter (August 8, 2022)

"The entertainment industry's "capital and labor are weak" is just the tip of the iceberg, it is time for society to shout "employment justice""

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Labor justice.

1|The entertainment industry is just the tip of the iceberg, where labor relations are unfair.

The accidental fall of the screen of the popular boy group MIRROR's concert shocked the whole of Hong Kong. In addition to the stage construction being questioned about cutting corners, human negligence, and oversight of supervision, the incident also inspired the public to pay attention to discussions on occupational safety and the rights of self-employed workers, and further think about the entire pop culture industry. Behind the structural problems of "strong capital and weak labor".

(File photo/Photo by Lao Xianliang)

Li Junrong, a lecturer in the Department of Humanities, Design and Social Sciences at the School of Professional and Continuing Education of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, believes that employees who sell labor and time to employers are restricted from owning them, and employers should give better feedback.

(Photo by Huang Baoying)

Source: hk1

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