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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Shipping changes starting to take bite out of dock strike

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Ada Lee

    ... are looking up for fruit importers, two weeks into a walkout of dock workers that has delayed the clearance of containers at the Kwai Tsing port. Wholesalers said Sunkist oranges, which are shipped ... to dock at Kwai Tsing terminals not owned by port operator Hongkong International Terminals (HIT), or to divert to Shenzhen, Cheung said. A full recovery is not expected for some time yet, as some ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock strikers' supporters call for boycott of Li Ka-shing's ParknShop

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... empire- to back the dock workers' strike. The call came as the group staged a demonstration outside the chain's store near Kwai Fong MTR yesterday in support of the strikers at container terminals operated by Li's Hongkong International Terminals (HIT). "We're staging the campaign to back the dock workers, and to urge their employers to sit at the negotiation ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock workers' strike stakes rise as others join the action

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Johnny Tam

    ... Meanwhile, the city's 20,000 truck drivers were urged to show their support by going on sick leave today. As the strike entered its 11th day, the 500 dock workers on strike marched ... Phila Siu and Johnny Tam Truckers' union calls on members to take sick leave to support the dockers, as HIT continues to deny demands of contractor-bound workers Strike stakes rise ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Striking dock workers and contractors fail to meet

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 09:37pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu Both parties fail to agree on conditions for meeting set up by Labour Department A long-awaited meeting between striking dock workers and their employers set up by the Labour Department broke down before it even started. The dock workers, who have been on strike since last Thursday, are asking for a pay rise from their employers, which are contractors under Hongkong ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time to step in on Hong Kong dock strike

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to step in on dock strike This city has prospered from the opening up of China, but at a cost to its natural advantage, a deep-water port, as mainland rivals have ... to the protagonists and the community at large. The Kwai Tsing container terminal dispute may be a case in point. It quickly became bogged down in technical issues involving subcontractors and the question ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Port measures Hong Kong dock workers' strike at 90 ships

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Keith Wallis, Dennis Chong

    ... Phila Siu, Keith Wallis and Dennis Chong Operator estimates impact of dockers' walkout on cargo arrivals if action continues to April 21 Port measures strike at 90 ships A total of 90 vessels are expected to have bypassed the Kwai Tsing container terminals run by the strike-hit port operator if the walkout lasts until April 21, the company says. Hongkong International Terminals ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock workers' labour dispute cuts port cargo 'in half'

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... insiders say. This came as HIT appeared to have softened its stance on its dispute with the workers at Kwai Tsing. It had earlier refused to meet the dockers, saying they were employed ... he said. He also noted that there were usually 44 cranes working at the HIT terminals but after the strike began the operator had only enough workers to operate 34 cranes. Tsui's ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Member of Beijing-loyalist FTU part of contractor's management

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung, Phila Siu

    ... Simpson Cheung and Phila Siu FTU member part of contractor's management A Beijing-loyalist alliance of trade unions has stayed silent throughout the week-old walkout at the Kwai Tsing container terminals because of vested interests with some of the port contractors, striking workers have alleged. Earlier, the Federation of Trade Unions claimed it reached a consensus ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Shippers to divert cargo to Guangdong to beat dock strike

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... ports eyed to beat strike Shippers have worked out a back-up plan to move Hong Kong cargo through ports in Guangdong with no end in sight to the Kwai Tsing dock strike. The Hong Kong ... been affected if a back-up plan had not been worked out. Commenting on the strike, Lin said: "The workers can demand whatsoever they like. But [shippers] are not living in an ivory tower. ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Dock strike to set off global ripple effect

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 05:13pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Eldes Tran eldes.tran@scmp.com Several media outlets are covering the dock workersstrike as it drags into a second week, underlining the huge implications the labour dispute has ... protests rock Hong Kong, are labour movements gaining power? The strike involves 500 dock workers at Hongkong International Terminals (HIT). They walked out on March 28, demanding better work ...




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