SLW on labour dispute in Kwai Chung construction site

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, on a labour dispute at a construction site in Kwai Chung at a media session today (August 26):

Reporter: ... a strike is going on in Kwai Chung now ...

Secretary for Labour and Welfare: We have actually acted very quickly. The Labour Department has actually stepped in and is playing a conciliation role, shuttling between the contractor and the workers and also particularly the MTRCL, the major developer, with a view to bringing a satisfactory conclusion to the dispute. My concern, of course, is the interest of the workers, and also to make sure their health is protected, particularly when working in tunnel.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Monday, August 26, 2013
Issued at HKT 19:57