Labour Action China

Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong SAR
Joined November 2012
Presence in: Hong Kong SAR

Labour Action China (LAC) is a labour rights non-governmental organization based in Hong Kong. Formed in 2005, LAC focuses on China and Asian labour issues. We support democratic and independent labour movement and encourage active participation of workers in labour rights issues. Since 2005, LAC has been working with mainland Chinese workers, industrially injured workers, academics and the civil society in China, as well as trade unions and labour organizations in Hong Kong, Asia and the international community.

LAC believes that the Chinese workers are the main agency of change in monitoring the labour regulation on the shop floor. They should be the agency to attain true representation of labour interests within existing legal ands trade union framework through active and democratic participation. Through consciousness raising and grass-root participation for legal defense of their rights, their collective voices and actions would be one of the main forces for advocating economic and social justice in China. Grass-root labour activism should be supported by research that can capture the changes in the formation of a more conscious migrant working class. It should also be supported by worker education and training that is based on the local needs and civil society exchange initiatives between workers. We believe that worker empowerment is a means to improving labour conditions in China.