Resource: ‘The Future of the New Union Movement’

A zine on unions as a means to build collective power through participatory democracy

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The Hong Kong New Union Movement has been a rapidly evolving front of resistance in 2020, spanning across workplaces and sectors to build off the society-wide politicization of the past two years. Workers have been organizing to confront longstanding problems of labor rights and workplace conditions and to forge a decisive connection between economic and political demands.

The New Union Movement Research Group has created a zine that walks through the basics of building power through grassroots unionization efforts in the specific socio-political conditions of labor in Hong Kong. They conclude that unions as vehicles for participatory democracy are a key element in the future of resistance against government repression.

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