This story has legs. Now the office staff of HMM are involved, and there are sympathy strikes by other Korean line seafarers. Seafarers have been severely hurt by the Covid stress, some not seeing shore for long periods. Ocean carriers such as HMM are now making bundlesofmoney becauseofvast shortages of container carryng capacity and ports that can’t deal with the increased flow, and workers on the ships recognize that now is the time to throw a wrench into the money-making shipping lines’ projections.
By Martina Li in Taiwan 01/09/2021HMM seafarers step up pay protest, and now office staff also vote to strike – The Loadstar