《學者評論中國勞工NGO被打壓事件》李駿怡:勞工團體的組織者才是最需要被政府保護的人

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《學者評論中國勞工NGO被打壓事件》
李駿怡博士,助理教授,英國諾丁漢大學

中國的基層非政府組織(NGO)經常面對困難的挑戰。自從2012年的夏季開始,草根勞工NGO面對各方面的障礙。部份組織在沒有任何原因的情況下被業主要求搬離租用的辦公室, 更甚者部份辦公室被不明人士無故衝入搗亂,亦有組織人士無故被陌生人襲擊。,這種情況一直持續。 到今年的12月6號,有9名基層勞工NGO的組織者被拘捕, 當中有3名組織者至今仍被扣留。 一如以往,我們未能得悉他們被拘捕的原因。有人或許會問,知道拘捕原因重要嗎?這是很重要的。因為中國政府聲稱自己是一個「具認受性」的政府。而一個具認受性的政府理應保護公民免受不合理的滋擾和保障公民的個人安全。所以,我們質疑為什麼以幫助工人改善工作條件,讓社會的僱傭關係更平等為目標的勞工團體的組織者會面對這樣的困難。因此,我認為政府必須向國民交待他們拘留這些勞工組織者的原因。然而,最荒謬的事實是,這些勞工團體的組織者才是最需要被政府保護的人。

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Scholars’ comment on the suppression of labor NGOs in China

《Dr. Chun-Yi Lee, Assistant Professor, the University of Nottingham, UK》

”Chinese grass-root NGOs always face difficult challenges. Since 2012 summer, grass-root labour NGOs encountered various obstacles. Some of them were asked to move out office from their rented places by landlords without reasons, some of their offices were smashed by unknown people without reasons, some of them were hit by unknown people, still, without obvious reasons. The situation continued and as we saw, on December 6th this year, nine labour NGO organisers were arrested, till now, three were still detained. The only unchanged factor is, we still don’t know the reason why they were arrested/detained. One may ask, is it important to know the reason? It is important because a ‘legitimate’ government as the Chinese government always claims to be, should protect her citizens from ‘unknown’ harasses, of which, most of them were involved the citizens personal safety. We therefore wonder why, those labour NGO organisers suffered such difficulties and yet, their aims are helping workers to better their working conditions, helping the society to have a more balanced industrial relations. As such, I do think the government owns her citizen a reason why to detain those labour NGO organisers. The ironic fact is, those labour NGO organisers is the group of people need most of the government’s protection.”

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