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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).

Port measures Hong Kong dock workers' strike at 90 ships

A total of 90 vessels are expected to have bypassed the Kwai Tsing container terminals run by the strike-hit port operator if the walkout lasts until April 21, the company says.

Wednesday, 10 April, 2013, 7:58am

Dockers' strike is a struggle to restore the city's soul

It's easy to mistake the dockers' strike as just that. But it's more than just industrial action for better pay and conditions. The strikers and their supporters consider it a struggle to restore the soul that Hong Kong has lost to the greed that permeates our society.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:14pm 6 comments

Contractors to meet striking dockers over pay demands

A contractor at the centre of a labour dispute on Tuesday ruled out a 20 per cent pay rise for striking dock workers in Kwai Chung, saying an increase of this amount was unaffordable. It was the first time a contractor involved in the dispute has spoken publicly about  the strike, which entered its 13th day on Tuesday.

9 Apr 2013 - 11:39pm

Letters to the Editor, April 9, 2013

I refer to the report ("Expert accused of twisting facts on voting rights", April 1). Maria Tam Wai-chu may have had a momentary slip of the mind when she said that Article 25(b) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights did not cover the right to stand for election.

9 Apr 2013 - 3:36am 5 comments

Dock workers' labour dispute cuts port cargo 'in half'

The volume of cargo handled by port operator Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) has halved in the 12 days since dockers walked off the job, as more vessels turn to other ports, insiders say.

9 Apr 2013 - 12:17pm 5 comments

HIT must come to the negotiating table over dockers' pay dispute

There is nothing inherently difficult about resolving labour disputes. If the two sides in the dispute are willing to talk and a mechanism exists to facilitate those talks, then there is every chance an agreement can be reached.

9 Apr 2013 - 3:36am 8 comments

Talking points

Dockers directly employed by Hongkong International Terminals will meet the management this morning to press for better working conditions, including overtime pay of 1.5 times their normal wage rate.

8 Apr 2013 - 2:04am

Dock workers' strike stakes rise as others join the action

As the strike entered its 11th day, the 500 dock workers on strike marched with their supporters from Causeway Bay's Victoria Park to Central's Cheung Kong Center - where tycoon Li Ka-shing works - and then on to the government's Tamar headquarters in Admiralty.

8 Apr 2013 - 9:46am 3 comments

Dockers' strike falls flat over unions' lack of unity

As the strike drags on at Kwai Tsing, it appears the dockers are struggling to get union support for their fight for more pay - revealing the fractured state of the city's two key labour rights groups.

8 Apr 2013 - 5:21am 1 comment

Dock strike to set off global ripple effect

Several foreign media outlets are covering the dock workers’ strike as it drags into a second week, underlining the huge implications the labour dispute has on international trade.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am