We speak to Elizabeth Tang about labour in China the International Domestic Workers’ Network. You can watch the video: Or download the podcast: [powerpress url=http://archive.org/download/ElizabethTangOnLabourInChinaAndTheInternationalDomesticWorkers/E …

We speak to Elizabeth Tang about labour in China the International Domestic Workers’ Network. You can watch the video:

Or download the podcast:

[powerpress url=http://archive.org/download/ElizabethTangOnLabourInChinaAndTheInternationalDomesticWorkers/ElizabethTang.mp3]

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Labour in China is changing, as a new generation of well-educated workers, connected by technology, demands better employment conditions. However state control also make it very difficult to organise.

Domestic workers are coming together across the world, building a network to assert their right.

Elizabeth, Yin Ngor Tang is the International Coordinator of the International Domestic Workers Network (IDWN), IUF. Before then, she was the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions between 1995 and 2011. With three decades of trade union organizing and management experience, Tang began organizing in the food sector during the early 1980s with the Hong Kong Christian Industrial Committee and the IUF Hong Kong Office. Additional appointments include general secretary of both the Swire Bottler’s (Coca Cola) Company Limited Staff Union and the Hong Kong Trade Union Education Centre. She worked as Education Secretary for the IUF –Asia & Pacific in 1992 to 1995.

Elizabeth has also served as Chairperson for the Committee for Asian Women (CAW), Global Network (project of Solidar and International Federation of Workers Education Association), and Hong Kong People’s Alliance Against the WTO. She was a member of the Project Committee of the OXFAM Hong Kong and a part-time member of the Government of HKSAR’s Central Policy Unit. Currently she is the Treasurer of the Amnesty International – Hong Kong Section. Elizabeth holds an MA in Sociology of Labour from the Warwick University, United Kingdom.


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Walton Pantland

South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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