Arresting trade unionists is a threat to workers’ rights everywhere, global unions call for the immediate release of Hong Kong activists

Global unions have extended their solidarity to the 47 activists from Hong Kong arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit subversion under the new National Security Law on Sunday, 28 February 2021. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) today demanded that Hong Kong drop all charges against the […]

March 4, 2021

ITF calls for the immediate release of 53 activists arrested in Hong Kong

The International Transport Workers’ Federation demands the immediate release of 53 activists arrested this morning in Hong Kong under the National Security Law for allegedly “subverting state power” by holding primaries for pro-democracy candidates in the postponed Hong Kong elections. Among those detained is Carol Ng, Chair of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. […]

January 6, 2021

Hong Kong Express cabin crew seek to join trade union in wake of cancellation controversy (

More than 100 staff at the budget airline have agreed to join the Cabin Attendants Union in order to increase their bargaining power. More than half of the cabin crew members at budget airline Hong Kong Express are looking to step up their collective bargaining power by joining an industry trade union. The move – […]

October 6, 2017

Cabin crew union to protest Leung airport luggage flap (

A cabin crew union will stage a sit-in protest in Hong Kong airport on Sunday to protest the handling of an incident involving the younger daughter of Chief Executive Leung chun-ying. The action is intended to call out Norman Lo, director general of aviation, for his “irresponsible attitude” toward the controversy, the Hong Kong Economic […]

April 16, 2016