A port strike at one of Hong Kong’s container terminals has dragged into its second month, as more dockworkers join the protest over what they deem inadequate pay increases.
The dockworkers have directed strikes against contractors doing work at the Hongkong International Terminals (HIT), which is part of Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH).
In the latest development, the Union of Hong Kong Dockers (UHKD) said that employees of Comcheung Ltd. at another of Hong Kong’s terminals have joined the strike, according to reports from local media.
In all, a reported 530 workers are on strike, including roughly 80 percent of the dockworkers responsible for lashing cargo and checking documentation.
Container lines have been releasing daily updates of ships arrivals affected by the strike, which impacts one of the nine terminals at one of the world’s busiest ports. - Eric Johnson