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  1. Commission sought to tackle poverty

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A minimum wage and old-age pension are essential, say academics and NGOs A high-level commission is needed to map out long-term policies to end poverty, academics and NGOs yesterday told legislators who passed a motion supporting their call. Mak Kim-ho, of Oxfam Hong Kong, said: 'A poverty commission does not mean we are going to redistribute wealth. We need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447505/commission-sought-tackle-poverty
  2. A wage that's affordable, and affords a decent life

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by many to hover around poverty levels. Several major labour unions have called for HK$33 an hour. The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is talking about HK$24 or HK$25. One lawmaker ... HK$6,864. This is below the Hong Kong Council of Social Service's poverty line for a single-income, two-person household. Such a rate would give 439,000 workers a pay rise; it would cost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710785/wage-thats-affordable-and-affords-decent-life

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