,Members of a union submit petition letters expressing their opposition to Hong Kong’s new security law to a representative of the US consulate (left) outside the consulate in Hong Kong on June 26, 2020. Today, the Confederation of Trade Unions voted to disband, blaming threats to its leadership’s safety as China imposes a sweeping clampdown on dissent in the city. – EPA pic, October 3, 2021.
HONG Kong’s largest pro-democracy labour coalition voted to disband today, blaming threats to its leadership’s safety as China imposes a sweeping clampdown on dissent in the semi-autonomous city.
The Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU) has long advocated for labour rights and democracy in one of the world’s most overworked and income-polarised cities, but like much of Hong Kong’s opposition it has been hit hard by a draconian new national security law.