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  • Aug 22, 2014
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Kwai Tsing dock workers strike

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).

Strikers right to put tycoon in the dock

Striking dockers have beaten academic Benny Tai Yiu-ting to occupy Central. And they have even picked the perfect symbol of the city's so-called property hegemony - the Cheung Kong Center at 2 Queen's Road Central.

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013, 3:14am 12 comments

Striking dockers to adjust their '20pc pay rise' bottom line

The union representing the 450 striking dockers says it will come up with a new bottom line in the next couple of days in a bid for a "breakthrough" in the workers' weeks-long walkout.

24 Apr 2013 - 4:05am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, April 24, 2013

I write as a former member of the Legislative Council. Throughout the history of Hong Kong, there has never been a level playing field.

24 Apr 2013 - 3:14am

Port operator HIT seeks to clarify 'misleading' ad from strikers

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

Letters to the Editor, April 23, 2013

Every day I look out of my window at Kai Tak and think about the great potential the area has and how it can dramatically improve the lives of people across Hong Kong. It is a large, flat and square area that should become an oasis within busy Hong Kong. It has all the potential to become a landmark like New York's Central Park or London's Canary Wharf (should be even better). If done right, it will become a point of pride for the people of Hong Kong.

23 Apr 2013 - 3:51am 6 comments

Labour chief meets Hong Kong's striking dockers in bid to end 26-day strike

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung met dockers for the first time yesterday in an apparent attempt to put an end to their 26-day strike. Speaking after the two-hour meeting, Cheung said it had been "frank" and "useful".

23 Apr 2013 - 9:27am 3 comments

Dockers offer a different viewpoint

Three non-striking dockers from two contractors broke their silence yesterday in an interview arranged by strike-hit port operator Hongkong International Terminals, saying their working conditions are not as bad as the strikers say they are.

23 Apr 2013 - 4:33am

Non-striking dockers challenge strikers' work conditions claims

Non-striking dock workers on Monday challenged striking dockers’ claims about working conditions in the Kwai Tsing container terminals, saying what they faced was not as dire as the strikers claim.

22 Apr 2013 - 9:26pm

Hong Kong dock labour dispute takes fight to newspaper pages

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

Hong Kong political veteran Elsie Tu criticises tycoons with no conscience

The former lawmaker and urban councillor, who turns 100 on June 2, became emotional when expressing sympathy for striking dock workers and anger with a billionaire, whom she declined to name.

22 Apr 2013 - 12:48pm 22 comments