How well the democratic camp gels in the new legislature will be put to the test next week when bread-and-butter livelihood issues top the agenda. The first two motion debates on Wednesday will deal with the controversial cut in social security payments for the elderly and disabled, and a proposed minimum wage for workers. The non-binding motions are seen as the first test of how the various sections of the democratic camp can co-operate. A motion to be tabled by pro-democracy unionist Leung Yiu-chung calls for more aid for disabled people. The government is also urged to reverse the controversial 5.4 per cent cut in social security payments for the disabled and elderly that came into effect last Friday. Mr Leung said he had sponsored the same broad motion at the start of each Legco session for the past two years, but this was the first time lawmakers had been asked to declare their position on the welfare cuts. Asked if he was confident that the 25 pro-democracy allies would rally behind the motion, he said: 'I don't know. And indeed I don't care. I just do what I believe is right.' Separately, Federation of Trade Unions legislator Chan Yuen-han is urging the government to legislate a minimum wage and spell out maximum working hours. Her motion suggests employers increase pay and benefits so workers can share in the economic recovery. Political commentator Ivan Choy Chi-keung, of Chinese University, doubted the democratic camp could agree on livelihood issues. 'I believe the Article 45 Concern Group would have reservations in restoring the social security payment. The democrats may agree on issues like democracy and human rights. For livelihood issues, there may be a gap,' he said.