Chinanews.com, Guangzhou, September 23 (Wang Jian, Liu Cuicui) The first batch of Hong Kong and Macao labor dispute arbitrators re-appointment ceremony was held in Nansha, Guangzhou recently. All seven Hong Kong and Macao arbitrators were re-appointed and continued to participate in the process. Hong Kong and Macao labor dispute cases have strengthened Hong Kong and Macao’s familiarity and sense of identity with the rule of law in the Mainland, and promoted the integration and development of Hong Kong, Macao and the Mainland.

  On the day of the re-appointment certificate awarding ceremony, Macau arbitrators Li Guohui and Wu Wenjun participated as representatives of the first batch of Hong Kong and Macau arbitrators.

After the certificate presentation ceremony, the arbitrator representatives immediately participated in the trial of a labor dispute involving a Hong Kong-funded enterprise in the First Arbitration Tribunal of Nansha District.

  According to the Nansha District Government, in 2019, Guangzhou Nansha was approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security to hire Hong Kong and Macao labor and personnel dispute arbitrators for the first time nationwide.

On September 18, 2019, Guangzhou Nansha successfully appointed the first batch of 7 Hong Kong and Macau arbitrators (including 5 from Hong Kong and 2 from Macau). The first appointment period was two years.

The first appointment period expired in September 2021. After the Nansha Labor and Personnel Dispute Arbitration Commission carried out procedures to evaluate the performance of their duties and consult Hong Kong and Macao arbitrators for reappointment, it was decided to re-appoint all seven Hong Kong and Macao arbitrators.

  At present, all hired Hong Kong and Macao arbitrators have performed their duties in accordance with the law and participated in handling cases. Hong Kong and Macao arbitrators have participated in handling 15 labor dispute cases involving Hong Kong and Macao.

During the epidemic prevention and control period, arbitrators from Hong Kong and Macau played their professional advantages to conduct cross-border and cross-regional Internet trials for labor arbitration cases spanning Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Sichuan, Henan and other places, eliminating the need for the parties to travel back and forth.

  Under the normalization of epidemic prevention and control, if it is difficult for representatives or workers of Hong Kong and Macao enterprises to participate in on-site hearings in Hong Kong or Macao, cross-border online participation of Hong Kong and Macao arbitrators in court hearings will be carried out, and instant non-contact simultaneous screens will be carried out for Hong Kong and Macao enterprises and workers in branches. The "Internet Trial" guarantees the rights of Hong Kong and Macao enterprises and workers to respond to suits, and enhances the confidence of Hong Kong and Macao compatriots in investing and starting a business in Nansha.

  The reporter learned that Hong Kong and Macau arbitrators participated in the decision-making cases that were made public to the public through the Internet. Through the use of case statements and the popularization of the law, the promotion of mainland laws to Hong Kong and Macau has strengthened Hong Kong and Macau’s familiarity with the rule of law in the mainland and a sense of identity, and promoted the integration of Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland. develop.

  The relevant person in charge of Nansha District stated that in the context of “one country, two systems and three jurisdictions” in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong and Macao arbitrators are familiar with the laws of the three places and the social systems of Hong Kong and Macao, which facilitates bridging the differences in the legal systems and social systems of the three places, and the case involves Hong Kong and Macao. Legal investigations provide favorable conditions to facilitate the mediation of labor disputes involving Hong Kong and Macao and the settlement of litigation.

  In addition, Hong Kong and Macao arbitrators participated in the labor arbitration regional cooperation hearings in the five regions of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area through the Internet, realizing the exchange and sharing of legal concepts and experience, and promoting the integration, legalization, and standardization of labor relations in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Facilitate and promote the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area labor relations co-construction, co-governance and shared governance pattern.

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