At WJSF, we believe it is urgent to organize independent unions in China, legally and free from government’s control. This is in accordance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and Universal Declaration of Human Rights, all of which the Chinese government, controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agreed upon.
Workers belong to one of the weakest social groups, without appropriate organizations that have the purpose of protecting their social and economic interests, workers are powerless against oppressive official apparatus and business corporations. Furthermore, in China, CCP was found within union movement, thus the CCP understand the influence of union - socially and politically. Indeed, not surprisingly, the CCP prohibits all non-governmental worker unions. Consequently, under the Chinese laws, self organized and independent unions are unlawful and its members will face strong penalty charges and prison sentences.
At WJSF, we believe in order to protect all Chinese workers’ internationally recognized rights, which are co-signed, however abused by the Chinese government on a daily basis, it is urgent to create civil society based independent organizations that are focusing on a lawful and peaceful struggle toward: workers’ right to peaceful assemble without restriction, freedom from arbitrary arrest of strikers, to have legal assistance for all detained workers and free choice of employment for all workers.
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Brief Labor News from China:
Labor Leaders Get Prison Terms
By David Murphy. The Wall Street Journal. 11/06/2002. P. A.19.
March 19, 2002 Copyright 2002 REUTERS
March 18, 2002 Copyright 2002 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Two Chinese Labor
Leaders Get Prison Terms
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