The Past and Future of Hong Kong Labour Activism

The Past and Future of Hong Kong Labour Activism

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Speaker: Christopher Siu-tat Mung, The Hong Kong Labour Rights Monito

Christopher Siu-Tat Mung is the executive director of the Hong Kong Labour Rights Monitor (HKLRM), a newly established UK-based NGO. Before relocating to the UK, he worked as the chief executive of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) for more than 10 years, which was disbanded in 2021 under intensified political pressure. Christopher has participated in the Hong Kong independent labour movement since 1995. During his long-time commitment of union organizing, he was engaged with different important workers’ struggles such as the Campaign for Legislation of Minimum Wage (2000–10), Bar-Benders Strike (2007) and Dock Workers Strike (2013). He has also co-authored a history book titled, 40 Years of the Hong Kong Independent Labour Movement.

Discussant: Tommy Wu, School of Labour Studies, McMaster University

This event is hosted by the Hong Kong Studies Group at the York Centre for Asian Research and the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library.

It is co-presented by the Global Labour Research Center at York University, the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, Asian Canadian Labour Alliance, and the Chinese Workers Network.