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Minimum Wage Law

High time for a law on standard working hours

Unionists protest outside where the Standard Working Hours Committee was meeting. Photo: Sam Tsang

If the introduction of a minimum-wage law was a tough battle, the crusade for standard working hours may be more daunting.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 3:06am 1 comment

Minimum wage rate should enable people to meet their living expenses

The Minimum Wage Commission concluded an eight-week public consultation on minimum wage legislation in Hong Kong on Monday.

It has referred to the potential impact of different statutory minimum wage levels.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Minimum wage deadlock makes rise uncertain

Businesses and unions have been unable to find any middle ground on raising the minimum wage level, as an eight-week consultation came to an end yesterday.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Minimal fuss

The minimum wage has been with us for almost a year - the outcome of a prolonged and bitter public tussle between employers and employees. Now it is due for review. Round two looks no easier than round one.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Legislation earns people's ire

The long-anticipated introduction of a minimum wage law in Hong Kong has not been met with fanfare, but has instead given rise to confusion and recriminations on all sides.

While the legislation that took effect on May 1 was passed by the Legislative Council almost a year ago, a lot of grey areas remain.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Bosses facing probe over minimum pay

Government inspectors have found 14 workers who could be receiving wages less than the new minimum hourly wage of HK$28 in the first week of the law coming into effect.

The suspected violations were identified from more than 800 inspections carried out by Labour Department officers in the past week.

9 May 2011 - 12:00am

Net venues fight for survival

Internet cafes grew in popularity about a decade ago when online games became an instant hit with teenagers. But changing habits, the implementation of the minimum wage law and the proposed licensing regulations are dealing a blow to their survival.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

March of the minimum wage victims

Thousands of people marched across Kowloon and Hong Kong Island on Labour Day yesterday in protest, ironically, at the new minimum wage law.

The marchers included workers who had been laid off recently due to the introduction of the law, which took effect yesterday.

2 May 2011 - 12:00am

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