아시아 최대갑부로 알려진 화교갑부 리카싱 소유의 허치슨-왐포아에 고용되어 홍콩국제터미널에서 일하는 항만노동자들의 파업이 3월 28일 시작된 이래 한 달을 넘기며 계속되고 있다.
1. 파업초기 동영상
후반부에 파업노동자들이 부르는 <임을 위한 행진곡>을 들을 수도 있다.
2. 4월 27일 동영상
3. 5월 1일 노동절 날 샌프란시스코에서 국제항만창고노동조합(ILWU)이 홍콩항만노조 파업 지지 연대 집회를 갖는다.
4. 국제적 연대 투쟁을 촉구하는 홍콩노총과 홍콩항만노조의 성명서(4월 20일)
Thank you very much for your solidarity support and kind attention to the dockworkers strike in Hong Kong. Our fellow members of the Union of Hong Kong Dockers (UHKD) have been on strike for 23 days, since March 28th, 2013. Meanwhile, the company Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) still has shown no response to the demands of the strikers and has refused to engage in negotiation. We have to prepare for a long struggle and need your continuous backup and support. We would like to call for solidarity action to further pressure Hutchison and HIT to engage in collective bargaining with thedock workers union.
For your information, HKCTU and IHLO have compiled a fact sheet about the working situation of the HIT subcontracted dockers and about the company HIT, in a case report. Due to the breakdown of the last 3rd negotiation on April 16th, the union escalated the industrial action to stage a sit-in at Cheung Kong Centre, the head office of Hutchison Whampoa, for an unlimited period until HIT and the contractors return to the negotiation table. On April 18, one of the four subcontractors which employ the strikers, Global Stevedoring, announced it would terminate its business with HIT at the end of its contract on June 30. It put the blame on the union and strike for destroying the business. (For details, please see the attachment 2 and 3 entitled: Global Stevedoring announces closure of business and HIT step up to break up the strike)
The dock workers’ strike has come to a critical moment. Although HIT still does not negotiate, we believe that the external support has gotten media attention and the government seems more willing to intervene as it is sensitive to its global image. International support also gives huge moral support to theworkers who are fighting against the ruthless exploitation of the biggest corporation in Asia. If possible, we hope you can organize a protest or petition to any Hutchison Whampoa-owned or invested businesses and send us pictures of the action, to shame Hutchison and to give a strong message of international solidarity to the strikers. Would it be possible for you to organize your solidarity action early next week? We will deeply appreciate your support. Please direct all inquiries and correspondence to the organizer of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions Ms. Sally Choi by firstname.lastname@example.org. For donation to support the striking dockers, please follow the instruction of the donation form attached.
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions(HKCTU) and Union of Hong Kong Dockers(UHKD)
Consolidated case of the Strike of the Dockers in Hong Kong International Terminals
Global Stevedoring announces closure of business
Fund donation form for strike fund