Blame tycoons, not dockers, for social ills
Joyce Hung says that the logistics sector has been hurt by the dockers' strike and says we all have a responsibility to try to create a harmonious community ("'Success' for strikers has hurt society", May 10).Friday, 17 May, 2013, 3:17am 2 comments
The recent strike by Hong Kong dock workers again highlighted the practice of outsourcing. Critics say this method of subcontracting the supply of particular types of workers to an employer leads to exploitation, or at least unfairness. Yet the practice is widespread; two organisations I am connected with do it. It seems to me that a lot depends on an organisation's motives.17 May 2013 - 3:17am
Lights, camera, action for Cannes festival15 May 2013 - 3:06am
Many people think it took the Securities and Futures Commission to put the fear of God into Cheung Kong and force it to cancel its dodgy sales of hotel suites at Apex Horizon. I rather think we have the cargo dockers to thank.15 May 2013 - 3:06am 10 comments
Who won the port strike? As ever, this kind of question has no simple answer but, such as they are, the answers are more interesting than might be imagined.11 May 2013 - 2:35am 1 comment
'Success' for strikers has hurt society
I am glad to hear that the strike by dockworkers has come to an end following their acceptance of a 9.8 per cent pay rise.
I did not share any feelings of euphoria over their so-called victory.
Our logistics industry, one of the major pillars of Hong Kong's economy, faces major challenges from other ports in the region.10 May 2013 - 4:43am 2 comments
Thankfully, the dockers' strike is finally over. After a last-minute change of heart, workers agreed to accept a lower-than-expected pay rise of 9.8 per cent, putting an end to a 40-day walkout, the city's longest since the handover. The settlement shows that with good will and compromise on both sides, disputes can be resolved.8 May 2013 - 3:20am 1 comment
It was not just a fight for a wage increase, it was a fight for dignity and respect
Worker Ng Siu-keung on the 40-day strike that saw dockers take on tycoon Li Ka-shing
I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for 10 years. And I'm here. I'm free now
Amanda Berry, on an emergency call
8 May 2013 - 3:20am
Let's all help keep unique street culture
I refer to your editorial ("Greed is killing best of old HK", April 23).
You talk of luxury mall operators, developers and landlords destroying what makes our city unique and interesting.3 May 2013 - 3:41am 1 comment
On asylum seekers protesting against screening process in HK:
Law Hin Lau - Why must they seek political asylum in Hong Kong, not our neighbouring jurisdictions? They must understand that we are under Chinese rule, no longer British rule.1 May 2013 - 2:32am 1 comment
The strike-hit port operator placed its third advertisement in newspapers on Tuesday, saying it needed to offer “the truth behind twisted remarks” earlier made by the strike organiser.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Dock workers and the strike-hit port operator both placed advertisements in several newspapers on Monday as the labour dispute has stretched on for nearly a month.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
A few hours after they set up tents outside the building's main entrance in Central, contractor Global Stevedoring Service said in a statement it "honestly cannot offer [the] 20 per cent rise" demanded by the strikers.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am