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Cathay Pacific cuts flights between Hong Kong and Paris over Europe strikes

The airline on Monday advised passengers booked for flight CX278 from Paris to Hong Kong to make “alternative arrangements” and postpone non-essential travel to Paris.

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, 12:55pm

80 more dockers join strike as fresh talks fail

More than 80 dockers have walked off the job to join the industrial action that enters its 40th day on Monday as the fifth round of talks involving the strikers, a main contractor and the port operator ended without progress.

3 May 2013 - 5:40am

In Hong Kong, this Labour Day lives up to its name

Hong Kong workers marking the Labour Day with protests is nothing new. As in the past, they take to the streets with different demands - higher wages, better benefits and job protection. This year, the tension between workers and bosses seems particularly intense, partly fuelled by the dock workers' strike that has been dragging on for a month.

1 May 2013 - 6:27am

Lufthansa strike has limited impact on Hong Kong

Germany’s largest airline Lufthansa said it was cancelling almost 1,700 flights on Monday, mostly on domestic and short-haul European routes, as a result of planned strike action by thousands of workers calling for higher pay.

22 Apr 2013 - 9:52pm

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

Striking dockers will talk to contractors if port operator attends

Their bottom line for negotiations to start, they said last night, was to meet representatives from Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) along with contractors Everbest Port Services, Global Stevedoring Services and Pui Kee Stevedore Company.

7 Apr 2013 - 10:12am 4 comments

Time to step in on Hong Kong dock strike

Shenzhen's competition with Hong Kong as the world's third-busiest container port can only get tougher, which adds to the worry of the dockers' walkout over a wage dispute that has disrupted the operations of Hong Kong International Terminals, and forced traders who depend on it for supplies to think of alternatives.

5 Apr 2013 - 6:10pm 2 comments

Port dispute with striking dockers deepens

HIT was standing by its claim that it had nothing to do with the employment of contract workers, whose strike is now entering its second week. But unions countered with information they said showed otherwise.

4 Apr 2013 - 12:28pm 2 comments

Stores seek ways to get around dockers' strike

Shops selling food are looking for alternative sources of supply and delivery options as a strike by dockers enters its second week. The work ban by staff at the Kwai Tsing container terminals has already caused delays in overseas food delivery.

4 Apr 2013 - 12:27pm

Member of Beijing-loyalist FTU part of contractor's management

A Beijing-loyalist alliance of trade unions has stayed silent throughout the week-old walkout at the Kwai Tsing container terminals because of vested interests with some of the port contractors, striking workers have alleged.

4 Apr 2013 - 12:15pm 6 comments