The 10th anniversary of the Hong Kong Dockers’ Strike

In March 2013, 500 sub-contracted dock workers in Hong Kong Kwai Chung Container Port, one of Asia’s busiest ports, took over the terminal’s major traffic routes and the entrance to the company’s headquarters building.

Their 40-day strike shone a light on corporate monopolies in Hong Kong and gained widespread popular support in Hong Kong as well as from trade unions overseas, marking an important chapter in the city’s social movement unionism.

40 days of solidarity, strength and resilience

The 40-day strike was an out-burst of silence. It began outside the container port and spread to the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district.

Interview with union organiser Stanley Ho

All these the fervent moments started with drips of water. 

What does the strike mean to Hong Kong today

when many labor unions have been forced to disband?