What is fascinating about the port workers' strike is the way in which it has escalated and the public response to it. Strikes are a rarity in Hong Kong. Usually, they are quickly settled and only involve the parties to the dispute. This one is different.
On March 28, 2013, dock workers at Kwai Tsing took industrial action seeking a 17 per cent pay rise. The port is operated by Hongkong International Terminals (HIT).