《学者评论中国劳工NGO被打压事件》李骏怡:劳工团体的组织者才是最需要被政府保护的人

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《学者评论中国劳工NGO被打压事件》
李骏怡博士,助理教授,英国诺丁汉大学

中国的基层非政府组织(NGO)经常面对困难的挑战。自从2012年的夏季开始,草根劳工NGO面对各方面的障碍。部份组织在没有任何原因的情况下被业主要求搬离租用的办公室, 更甚者部份办公室被不明人士无故冲入捣乱,亦有组织人士无故被陌生人袭击。,这种情况一直持续。 到今年的12月6号,有9名基层劳工NGO的组织者被拘捕, 当中有3名组织者至今仍被扣留。 一如以往,我们未能得悉他们被拘捕的原因。有人或许会问,知道拘捕原因重要吗?这是很重要的。因为中国政府声称自己是一个「具认受性」的政府。而一个具认受性的政府理应保护公民免受不合理的滋扰和保障公民的个人安全。所以,我们质疑为什么以帮助工人改善工作条件,让社会的雇佣关系更平等为目标的劳工团体的组织者会面对这样的困难。因此,我认为政府必须向国民交待他们拘留这些劳工组织者的原因。然而,最荒谬的事实是,这些劳工团体的组织者才是最需要被政府保护的人。

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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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