Hong Kong docker talks unsuccessful
Some 350 workers are now on strike for better pay and hygiene facilities
The latest rounds of negotiations which took place today between the unions, Everbest Technologies Ltd and Hongkong International Terminals (HIT), a subsidiary of Hutchinson Whampoa Limited (HWL), have been unsuccessful, with Everbest refusing to put a wage deal in writing.
And things keep going from bad to worse for the protestors who have been on strike for five weeks.
The Union of Hong Kong Dockers (UHKD) has reported that some 530 workers are now on strike. This includes more than 80% of the checkers and lashers in the terminals.
The union has also highlighted health and safety concerns following a reported increase in occupational injuries after HIT asked non-striking employees to work consecutive shifts.
UKHD says it believes that HIT is looking to hire replacement workers after it revealed to Business Week that it has received interest for striking dockworkers’ jobs.
Meanwhile, the Hong Kong High Court (HKHC) is due to hear two injunction requests today made by Turbo Top Limited, a subsidiary of HWL, against the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU).
The injunctions seek to prevent protestors from entering and demonstrating outside the Cheung Kong Centre. If the injunction is granted as expected, the protestors will have to shoulder any fees if they lose the legal case.
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