Hong Kong’s government was trying to end a four-week dockworkers’ strike as Socialist Worker went to press. It invited workers to talks with employers to try and resolve the pay dispute.
Around 450 workers, mainly crane operators and dockers, have been on strike since 28 March after rejecting a pay offer of 7 percent. The Union of Hong Kong Dockers initially demanded 23 percent.
But the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions has now said they could settle for less.