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  • Dec 21, 2014
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Union of Hong Kong Dockers

New kid on the dock Stanley Ho makes strike history

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Before March 28, few outside the shipyards of Hong Kong had heard of Stanley Ho Wai-hong. Then the dockers walked out. It was to become one of the longest strikes in the city's history, and Stanley Ho was at its helm.

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 5:24am

What the dock strike revealed about city's mood

Over 300 striking dock workers attended a general meeting in Wan Chai. Photo: David Wong

Thankfully, the dockers' strike is finally over. After a last-minute change of heart, workers agreed to accept a lower-than-expected pay rise of 9.8 per cent, putting an end to a 40-day walkout, the city's longest since the handover. The settlement shows that with good will and compromise on both sides, disputes can be resolved.

8 May 2013 - 3:20am 1 comment

Talks hint at end to strike by Hong Kong dockers

Unionist Stanley Ho (right) at the meeting between workers and contractors at the Labour Department's offices. Photo: Sam Tsang

Emerging from seven-and-a-half hours of talks, Union of Hong Kong Dockers spokesman Stanley Ho Wai-hong accused Everbest Port Services of being insincere.

1 May 2013 - 5:14am

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

Striking dock workers are demanding a pay rise. Photo: Sam Tsang

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

Hong Kong dock labour dispute takes fight to newspaper pages

Dock workers and their families release balloons tied with slogans during a protest outside the residence of tycoon Li Ka-shing on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

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