Feminist and labour movements in HK: critical and co-constructive. Women’’s Empower, Gender Equality and Labour Rights: Transforming the Terrain. Sally Choi Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions 2013-7-30, San Paulo. About myself. outline.
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Feminist and labour movements in HK: critical and co-constructive
Women’’s Empower, Gender Equality and Labour Rights: Transforming the Terrain
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions
2013-7-30, San Paulo
1989 found Hong Kong Women Workers Association (HKWWA)—1st organisation for the rights of women worker
A book project for the 15th anniversary of HKWWA
“Factory, Kitchen and Refuse Room: 15 years of Women Workers Movement in HK”
Yim was an electronic factory worker
Cannot unit all the workers
Not the top priority for advocacy among alliance of labour activists
Concerning the rights of causal workers which are majority women workers
Mother’s Day action: Caring support and subsidies for workers
Self-organizing->Cooperation -> Alliance building
80 % female workers in catering industry encountered sexual harassment at workplace
Employment Ordinance only cover those with “continuous employment” i.e. being employed for 4 or more consecutive weeks and each week working for 18 or more hours (4-1-18). There is an ongoing campaign to amend the law so to cover part-time and causal workers.