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Open Letter from Scholars Inside and Outside China in Support of Shenzhen Workers Demanding to Form Labor Union

August 1, 2018

More than 100 scholars inside and outside China have joined a growing domestic campaign to call for the release of workers at the Jasic factory in Shenzhen, who have been detained for demanding to form their own labor union to protect their rights. On July 27, seven of the workers, and 23 supporters were taken into custody and have been charged with “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” In this open letter, the scholars urge the Shenzhen municipal government and the Shenzhen federation of trade unions to:

  • immediately release the workers and their supporters, and drop the charges against them;
  • severely punish the police and factory personnel for their unlawful treatment of the workers and their supporters, compensate the workers for their losses economically and mentally caused by their inability to work normally, and publicly apologize to the workers;
  • implement the Trade Union Law of the People's Republic of China and support the legal demands of workers at Jasic Co. to form their own labor union.

For more information, please see:
Peking University Student Group Reports Widening Support for Detained Jasic Workers;
30 Shenzhen Workers and Supporters Detained for Demanding to Form Labor Union;
Shenzhen Workers Demanding to Form Labor Union Achieved an Initial Victory.









现在全国人民都在关注这件事情,截止7.31日,全国联名声援我们的正义人士已超过2000人 !全国的劳动者!正直的老党员!全国人大代表!退伍军干!知名学者!高校教授!社会名流!北大清华学子!全国10多个高校学生都在声援,全国各地的群众纷纷以各种形式正在声援……很多善良正直的中国人民在不断地加入我们的声援队伍!全国各地正义人士正在赶赴坪山声援!
















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