From Democracy Digest
Organized labor came out in solidarity with Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners this week, as the International Trade Union Confederation called on the European Union to lead the way in ensuring that human rights are eroded no further in the region, amid greater political pressure from Beijing, EURACTIV reports.
The call came a week after the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions organized support for 20 Cathay Pacific airline employees dismissed or forced to resign, including pilots, cabin crew, ground staff and managers.
The HKCTU called the firing of Rebecca Sy, the Cathay Dragon union head, a “blatant suppression and retaliation on her participation in the anti-extradition bill movement and her actions to mobilize her colleagues to participate as a trade union leader.”
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