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Campaigns > Solidarity with Hong Kong dockers

Solidarity with Hong Kong dockers

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9 May: ILWU delegation joins a rally in solidarity with HK dockers as they return to work following 40 day strike.

6 May: The Union of Hong Kong Dockers accepts a wage offer and calls an end to strike action after 40 days. Read more >>

3 May: The Union of Hong Kong Dockers (UHKD) reports that employees of Comcheung Limited joined the dockers’ strike yesterday. Read more >>

26 April: Hong Kong dockers continue strike over pay and conditions. Read more >>

25 April: An application for an interim injunction to stop demonstrators from picketing outside the HQ of Hutchison in HK is rejected.

22 April: Work to rule by HIT union members ends after agreement with management over overtime compensation.

17 April: Brother Chan Chiu-wai of the HKCTU presents a report from the HK picket line to the ITF dockers' section committee in London and is interviewed by journalists. Watch the USI interview now and listen to the RadioLabour broadcast featuring Chan Chiu-wai and ITF president Paddy Crumlin.

16 April: Australian maritime workers arrive in Hong Kong to stand side-by-side with with the Kwai Chung dockworkers. Read more >>

11 April: Support with Hong Kong dockers grows in third week of dispute whilst negotiations end without agreement. Read more >>

8 April: ITF president Paddy Crumlin has been on the picket line with Hong Kong dockers. Find out more >>

6 April: 4,000 protesters involved in a rally outside Hutchison HQ in Hong Kong including dockers, their family members, trade union supporters, students, community members and representatives from the ITF Asia Pacific office.

 

 

 

Check out the pics of support for the Hong Kong dockers including the solidarity mission by ITF president Paddy Crumlin 

Members of the Union of Hong Kong Dockers are being refused their fundamental right to strike after their employer Hong Kong International Terminals (HIT) gained an injunction against them.

They are struggling to gain the opportunity for transparent, good faith dialogue with HIT over the health and safety, working conditions, the need for pay disparity between contract and directly employed workers and the exploitation of outsourced workers. They report unacceptable hygience standards with one crane operator saying:

"When you get into that metal cage, there's no difference between you and a dog."

 

They need your support today.

Three things you can do right now:

Send a solidarity message to the union here >>

Send a letter of protest to HIT via LabourStart here >>

Share this page with your own contacts and networks via social media. Use campaign materials to find out more and help us spread the word and gain support around this dispute >>

Get the latest news coverage on the dispute here >>

You can support the HK dockers by donating to their strike fund using this form >>

LATEST NEWS

11 April: Support with Hong Kong dockers grows in third week of dispute whilst negotiations end without agreement. Read more >>

5 April: Hong Kong High Court grants extension of interim injunction on strike action at Kwai Chung Container Terminal. There are restrictions on the injunction though. 
Get more details>>

4 April 2013: ITF sends letters of protest to HIT and Hutchison.

4 April 2013: ITF calls on ITF dockers’ affiliates to send letters of protest and solidarity to UHKD.

View more details on the dispute here >>


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