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Dock workers

Subcontracting is not immoral

I refer to Tony Yuen's letter ("Bosses' greed the real villain in strike fallout", May 18). Mr Yuen said that the Hong Kong's logistics industry has weakened over the past two decades as a result of rising terminal operating costs and the "raised terminal charges" by the terminal operators.

Monday, 3 June, 2013, 2:32am 1 comment

New kid on the dock Stanley Ho makes strike history

Before March 28, few outside the shipyards of Hong Kong had heard of Stanley Ho Wai-hong. Then the dockers walked out. It was to become one of the longest strikes in the city's history, and Stanley Ho was at its helm.

13 May 2013 - 5:24am

CY Leung rejects collective bargaining as union tool

A collective bargaining law would not help the working class if the economy did not look good, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday. He was replying to unionist lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan's query in the Legislative Council's question-and-answer session.

10 May 2013 - 5:58am

Dockers to return to work amid post-strike dispute

The first batch of more than 300 dockers who were on strike will report back to work today, but arrangements for the remaining 108 have still to be settled.

9 May 2013 - 5:45am

40 days on, dockers reflect on fight for dignity

Before March 28, they were just a bunch of contract dockers at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals who were dissatisfied with their wages and conditions but had never made their voices heard. That day they told themselves they had had enough and walked out on strike - not realising the industrial action would last for 40 days.

8 May 2013 - 5:56am 2 comments

Everyone a loser after Hong Kong dock strike ends

No one emerged as a winner from the 40-day dockers strike, with the workers failing to get the raise they demanded and the port operator involved suffering a tarnished image, analysts said.

8 May 2013 - 8:51am

Most dockers in favour of pay offer, says union

Some 66 per cent of the nearly 200 dockers polled in the past two days back the 9.8 per cent offer, which was made on Friday night, the Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions said.

6 May 2013 - 7:21am 2 comments

Hong Kong dockers reject 9.8pc pay rise offer as Dutch arrive to show support

Leaders of the strike at the Kwai Tsing container terminals, now the longest in Hong Kong industrial relations history, said the offer - made on Friday - fell short of the double-digit pay rise they wanted and did not cover issues involving working conditions which are also in dispute.

5 May 2013 - 6:58pm 11 comments

80 more dockers join strike as fresh talks fail

More than 80 dockers have walked off the job to join the industrial action that enters its 40th day on Monday as the fifth round of talks involving the strikers, a main contractor and the port operator ended without progress.

3 May 2013 - 5:40am

May Day marches draw thousands with Hong Kong dock strikers leading the charge

Truck drivers, domestic helpers, striking dockers - they came from different walks of life, but the thousands of people who joined yesterday's two Labour Day marches were united in their demand for better working conditions.

2 May 2013 - 7:29am