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HIT Dock Workers Strike(葵涌國際貨櫃碼頭工人罷工1), Central, HK
Hong Kong

About a thousand people braved heavy rain to join a rally outside the Cheung Kong Center in Hong Kong, April 17, 2013. The crowd support a group of striking dockers who are demanding better pay and working conditions. Protesters urged tycoon Li Ka-Shing, who controls the port operator, Hongkong International Terminals, to hold talks with the dockers' union over their demands.

以千計的香港市民,於2 013年4月19日傍晚,頂著滂沱大雨集結在中環長江中心外,支持罷工中的貨櫃碼頭工人,示威者要求城中首富李嘉誠參與工潮談判,李嘉誠控制葵涌國際貨櫃碼頭的股權,工人要求改善待遇及工作環境,已持續罷工逾3星期。

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送信日: 19/04/2013
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