Hong Kong's Labor Secretary, Matthew Cheung, met with striking dock workers on Monday and urged them to return to the negotiating table, according to the Website of Radio Television Hong Kong
It said Cheung met with the workers for the first time since they struck in late March. The striking workers are employed by several subcontractors at Hong Kong International Terminal (HIT).
and the news service SinoShip
reported on the impact of the strike on one of those subcontractors, Global Stevedoring Service, which reportely employs around 200 of the striking workers. SinoShip
said it is unable to continue operations because 75 percent of its workers are on strike and it may not be able to renew its contract with HIT in June.
Workers have also also reportedly deminstrated outside the home of Li Ka-Shing, the chairman of Hutchison Whampoa. HIT is one of the terminals operated by Hutchison Port Holdings. - Chris Dupin