Monday, December 15, 2014

HONGKONG:::Trade unionist among those detained in Hong Kong crackdown

As previously reported, the fight for direct elections has been shaking Hong Kong for a number of months with unions actively involved in these protests. The size of the protests has been fuelled by widespread anger against increasing inequality, corruption and the high cost of living. This week, the Hong Kong government cleared the last remaining camp of the protest movement. Many people were arrested by police, including prominent unionists from the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), though they were later released. Protest organisers have promised that they will be back. On the mainland, shoe factory workers won an important three month battle over compensation.

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