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Action on 4.28 & May Day

March -April

Preparation for the ICD (April28) actions both in Brussels with ITUC/TUAC and HK with local groups:
1. Brussels: 428 Alerts (3) on GP case by TUAC and ITUC Brussels
2. Hong Kong: Exhibition, signature campaign, letter to Legco members asking to support GP workers, protest letter to CE Tsang in HK
3. China: Candle light action in China
April 22 422 Exhibition on GP case and distributing postcards (300) and collected 200 signatures to support GP workers’ demands.

April 26

ITUC OnLine...ITUC denounces cadmium poisoning in GP battery plants in China (see attachment)

April 28

Letter for Legco members and 2 replied agreeing to meet with the Coalition.
Letter for Donald Tsang got 50 groups and individuals to sign on and among them 17 Legco members. (see attachment)

April 28

Actions organised by GP Cadmium Poisoning Coalition—Protest against GP poisoning their workers, both in HK and mainland China and called for fair compensation for workers, in front of big local retailers in busy shopping center in Causeway Bay in the HK island which sell GP batteries. The Coalition DID NOT intend to call for boycotting the GP product, but to inform consumers to be aware that the product they buy may not be produced in humane situation. The GP cadmium poisoning case is a good example to show that without labor groups’ and unions’ monitoring and freedom of association; violations of labor rights can be rampant.

April 30

HKCTU leader Lee Cheauk Yan petitioned and submitted the endorsed letter to CE Donald Tsang at the May Day Dinner, organized by the Labor Bureau, calling for the new term of government not to appoint GP’s CEO Mr. Victor Lo Chun-wing, a person lacking of integrity and corporate social responsibility, be the Executive Council member again. Our slogan is:
Donald Tsang must keep Victor Lo Chun-wing out of the Executive Council for the next term!
May Day

May Day rally--

Public education on GP cadmium poisoning case which echoes the TUAC 2007’s theme on ICD theme on Occupational Cancer and 200 postcards demanding full compensation and medical care for workers were distributed along the main streets.

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