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Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

Since the 1970s, foreign domestic workers have been permitted to stay in Hong Kong to address the city's shortage of local, full-time live-in helpers. At present, their minimum allowable wage is HK$4,310 per month.

Domestic helpers march to call for a HK$790 pay rise. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong domestic helpers wait on wage review

Workers and campaigners are pushing for the minimum salary for domestic workers to be increased by HK$790 to HK$5,000 a month, with the government expected to announce the result of a wage review in the coming days.

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