Teachers union seek support for disbandment

Hong Kong’s largest teacher union has sent letters to 3,000 representatives to get their support on disbandment, saying there would “grave consequences” if the group continues.

Professional Teachers’ Union announced on August 10 that it would disband. However, the union has a rule stipulating they must get approval from two thirds of members before disbanding.

In a letter sent to around 3,000 representatives, the union said it has received tipoffs from different channels with same message: the union must disband, or there will be grave consequences. The union was also told that different government departments have started probes into it.

The union asked the members to attend a meeting this Saturday in order to approve lowering the two thirds bar for disbandment.

It announced earlier that it plans to wind down all operations by the end of this year, including its popular supermarkets and medical services.

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