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).

Union of Hong Kong Dockers spokesman Stanley Ho Wai-hong (centre) talks to the press on Thursday. Photo: Edward Wong

Striking dock workers and contractors fail to meet

A long-awaited meeting between striking dock workers and their employers set up by the Labour Department broke down before it even started. The dock workers, who have been on strike since last Thursday, are asking for a pay rise from their employers, which are contractors under Hongkong International Terminals (HIT), a subsidiary of billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa.