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  1. News - China Insider - LABOUR

    Strike by container truck drivers brings Ningbo road to a standstill

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:28pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Hundreds of container truck drivers in the coastal city of Ningbo went on strike for three days as they complained that transportation fees have not increased for eight years. The strikers have been staging demonstrations on a major road since Monday and have attempted to stop the passing container trucks near Beilun port, south of Shanghai. Striking ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by DANNY LEE

    ... containing guidelines on a minimum salary, guaranteed holiday benefits and legal protection, according to the federation. The deal has yet to be approved by Myanmar's Ministry of Labour, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock strike: Few changes a year after longest walkout in Hong Kong’s history

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:04am by Phila Siu

    ... goes on one year after strike The moment Stanley Ho Wai-hong stepped out of the taxi into the dirty air at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, memories of last year’s 40-day dock strike came ... at the terminals back then. They urinated and defecated on newspapers, they said, then threw the bundle of waste off the crane when they were finished. The stevedores’ complaints tugged at the heartstrings ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Container port operator 'trying to divide us'

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee and Amy Nip Strikers say Hongkong International Terminals is using an offer of a HK$5,000 bonus for compliant workers to weaken solidarity Port firm 'trying to divide us' Strikers accused Hongkong International Terminals of trying to div ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Strike at Kwai Tsing container terminal set to escalate

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Amy Nip

    ... Dockers' strike set to intensify as views harden A three-day-old strike at the Kwai Tsing container terminal appeared to be headed for escalation yesterday, as both dockers and the port's ... and workers responsible for fastening containers. He said he believed the strike had impacted the port's operations. Yim said Hongkong International Terminals would not "tolerate any ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dockers lukewarm on HIT pay offer: union

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Dockers lukewarm on HIT pay offer: union Port operator Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) claims nearly all of the 3,000 contracted dock workers at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals have agreed to its pay rise proposal of 10.1 per cent. But Stanley Ho Wai-hong, general secretary of the Union of Hong Kong Dockers, disputed the claim, saying ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Kwai Tsing dock workers set to win pay rise, says union

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Dockers set for 12pc pay rise, says union Contractors plan to offer pay rises of up to 12 per cent to dock workers at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals- close to the 14 per cent demanded by the dockers- a union leader says. But the union, which won a 9.8 per cent pay increase after a 40-day strike a year ago, suspected something "fishy" ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Market food rots as shipments slow in strike

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih and Stuart Lau

    ... Toh Han Shih and Stuart Lau Markets suffer as shipments slow Concern grew yesterday among logistics businesses and shoppers over a strike at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, amid slowing goods shipments. While container truck drivers reported that waiting times had as much as tripled, fruit sellers said a growing amount of Southeast Asian produce was rotten by the time ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Port operator's pay guarantee to dockers

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Johnny Tam

    ... 20 measures to improve the working conditions of dockers. Those measures included renovating the operating cabs of some cranes and installing 17 additional washrooms in the container yard ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Migrant women an untapped labour pool

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... are not recognised in Hong Kong, so they have no choice but to do unskilled, laborious work here. "It is a waste of human resources. We should set up a framework to recognise academic or professional ...




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