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."