Everbest Port Services

Dockers to return to work amid post-strike dispute

A small group of dockers continue to camp outside the Cheung Kong Center yesterday. Photo: Sam Tsang

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.

Thursday, 9 May, 2013, 5:45am

Talks hint at end to strike by Hong Kong dockers

Unionist Stanley Ho (right) at the meeting between workers and contractors at the Labour Department's offices. Photo: Sam Tsang

Emerging from seven-and-a-half hours of talks, Union of Hong Kong Dockers spokesman Stanley Ho Wai-hong accused Everbest Port Services of being insincere.

1 May 2013 - 5:14am

Striking dockers agree to meet key contractor alone

A striking docker protesting outside the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals accuses port operator HIT of shirking responsibility. Photo: Felix Wong

The Union of Hong Kong Dockers had insisted it would not resume talks if they were only with contractor Everbest Port Services on March 28. But union spokesman Stanley Ho Wai-hong yesterday said they were willing to go back to the negotiating table with Everbest in an attempt to break the deadlock.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:59am

300 strikers can be replaced in 2 weeks, contractor Everbest warns

Striking dock workers surround the Cheung Kong Center in Central, claiming exploitation by the richest man in Asia. Photo: Felix Wong

A main dock contractor caught in the thick of a pay dispute at the Kwai Tsing port has hired 50 new dockers and is sure it can do without all 300 striking workers in two weeks, the company says.

25 Apr 2013 - 5:19am 8 comments

Dock contractor Everbest sweetens pay offer

Australian unionists join local strikers in a march from the Kwai Tsing port to the Labour Department’s office in Kwai Chung. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Tensions over a dockers' strike went down a notch yesterday as one of their contractor employers made several concessions, but no consensus has been reached yet. Organisers of the walkout would not intensify their industrial action for now, because contractor Everbest Port Services had demonstrated sincerity, said strike leader Stanley Ho Wai-hong, of the Confederation of Trade Unions.

17 Apr 2013 - 4:28am

Dockers' unions upset at unchanged pay offer

Workers held a lunch protest in Central. Photo: David Wong

Contractors' negotiations with pro-government unions bore no fruit yesterday, with one union calling a halt to the meeting as it said the contractors offered "nothing new".

13 Apr 2013 - 5:36am