被刑拘中國勞工領袖(三)Arrested NGO leader:朱小梅 Zhu Xiao mei

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《被刑拘中國勞工領袖(三):朱小梅》

資料整理: 紅氣球編輯

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朱小梅,2014年在廣州番禺舊水坑日立廠打工時,因依法為工人討社保和公積金而被非法解雇。她為自己維權贏得非法解雇賠償的官司後,加入工人草根團體「番禺打工族服務部」工作,利用自己的經驗為更多的工人服務。

12月3日,警方帶著搜查令直接進入廣州番禺朱小梅家搜捕她。現場有朱小梅的丈夫及十歲的兒子,以及剛滿周歲尚吃母乳的女兒。朱小梅丈夫因要上班養家無力帶養兩個孩子,警方拒絕朱小梅帶走女兒。女嬰在父母之間傳遞,無人可以接手,最後,十歲的男孩將妹妹抱起,員警在他面前給朱小梅戴上手銬帶走。

朱小梅被抓後,她的女兒不肯喝奶粉。孩子從沒離開過母親,工友們常看見朱小梅將孩子抱在胸前一邊照顧孩子一邊工作。12月4日,家人收到朱小梅涉嫌「聚眾擾亂社會秩序罪」的刑事拘留通知書,得知朱小梅被關押在廣州市第一看守所。家人向官方爭取將孩子送至看守所哺乳。到12月6日十點為止,朱小梅仍未得許可給孩子哺乳。

「作為母親,同時要工作,還要操心很多事情面臨著很多困難,這些在我入公益這行之前我還是比較樂觀的,我堅信只要我勤勞我就一定能改變和克服困難!現在很吃力,因為不是一個渺小的我能夠做到的!但是會努力!離開了工作了16年的工廠,夢想著還能再闖出自己的一番事業。希望社會平等、依法、自由、友善,至少讓孩子們有平等的受教育的機會。」朱小梅曾經這樣說。

 

Arrested NGO leader: Zhu Xiao mei

In 2014, Zhu Xiaomei was illegally dismissed when demanding for social security and pension fund in accordance with the law for the workers from her factory. Back then she worked at Guangzhou Panyu Guangzhou Hitachi Metals plant.

On 3 Dec, the police came to Zhu’s house with a search warrant. At the time, Zhu’s husband, the ten year old son and the year old daughter were there. Zhu’s husband cannot take care of the kids as he needs to go to work, but the police refused to let Zhu to take the youngest daughter, who still needs to be breastfed, with her. The one year old baby was passed between the father and the mother; at the end it was the ten year old brother who received the baby. Zhu was handcuffed in front of her kids. 

After Zhu’s arrest, her daughter refused to take milk powder. The child has never left her mother; her fellow colleagues always see them together, the mother holding the child while working. On 4 December, her family members received the notice for criminal detention for Zhu’s charge on “mobbing and disrupting social order “; they then found out that Zhu was detained at Guangzhou First Detention Center. Zhu’s husband has requested to send the child to the Detention Center for the sake of breastfeeding. Until 6 December, 10pm, the permission was not given.

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“As a working mother, I have to face a lot of challenges. I was more optimistic with these problems before joining the NGO sector. I aspire that with my hard work, I can overcome these problems! However, now I find It difficult, because I alone cannot achieve many things! But I will continue my hard work! I have left the factory that I have worked for 16 years, hoping to develop my own career. I hope that there would be equality, rule of law, freedom, kindness, at least equal education opportunity for every child!”