This appeal follows the assault of Zeng Feiyang, the head of the Panyu Migrant Workers Documentation Centre (PMWDC), by four unidentified persons on December 26th 2014. PMWDC has been providing legal and other services to migrant workers in the Pearl River Delta since 1998 and the attack on its head is the latest in an escalating series of attacks against independent organizations across China advising workers on their legal and workplace rights.
On December 27, 2014, PMWDC issued a statement sternly condemning violence targeting citizens working for workers’ welfare and demanding the police to pursue, investigate and administer justice according to the law. In a few days, over 20 labour organisations in mainland China and more than 2,000 individuals joined in signing the statement.
The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions and Globalization Monitor have posted an online petition in support of these demands. Please add your support here.