Friday, August 1, 2014   

Dock strike talks see no progress
(04-10 18:36)

Talks between striking dock workers and the contractors who employ them have broken off without any immediate progress.
A three-hour meeting was held under the mediation of the Labour Department. It's not clear when the negotiations to end the two-week dispute will resume.
A spokesman for the Union of Hong Kong Dockers said they had expressed their demands on pay, overtime and break times, but there was little chance to discuss them before the employers' called a halt, RTHK reports.
Another union which held negotiations with contractors in the afternoon session has asked for a 12-percent payrise -- half of what the strikers demanded.
The Federation of Trade Unions representative said they would only look for a 12-percent rise, as compared to the 23 percent increase demanded by the Confederation of Trade Unions that started the strike 14 days ago.
   
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