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CNA: Due to Political Pressure, HKCTU Voted to Dissolve

Primary Taiwanese news agency Central News Agency (CNA) recently reported that the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) issued a press announcement stating that on October 3, the affiliated association passed a resolution of dissolution. The resolution was passed with 57 votes in favor, 8 votes against and 2 abstentions. The representatives of the affiliated association are very aware of the situation of the trade unions and made a helpless decision in a very heavy and struggling mood. Hong Kong media reported in August that the National Security Office of the Hong Kong Police was investigating whether the Trade Union has violated the Hong Kong National Security Law. Some members have received messages stating that if, the Union continues to operate, its members will face threats to their personal safety. HKCTU co-founder and former Member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council Lee Cheuk-yan is currently in jail. At the beginning of the year, former HKCTU chairperson Carol Ng, was also arrested  on suspicion of violating the Hong Kong National Security Law. HKCTU was also accused of working with the U.S. AFL-CIO.

Source: CNA, October 3, 2021