Hong Kong dock strike ends

Striking dock workers in Hong Kong have called an end to their 40-day dispute, agreeing to a pay increase of 9.8%, having initially demanded more than 20%.

Cargo was delayed at the terminal resulting in ships diverting to alternative port and a backlog, estimated by a Hong Kong trade association, of between 80,000 and 90,000 containers.

Union leaders said the deal was a success, as the pay rise was for all workers, not just those who went on strike, and also addressed complaints about working conditions at the port.

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