Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has been urged to do more to improve the problem of long working hours in Hong Kong. 'He should listen to the cries and anger of the working people in this year's Labour Day rally,' said legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, of the Confederation of Trade Unions. Mr Lee attacked the acting chief executive for not showing concern when he was asked about the prospects of a law that would limit working hours during his first question time in Legco last week. 'He brushed aside workers' concerns and demands for work-hour regulation by retorting that he himself had never experienced an eight-hour day.' Mr Lee said recent studies had shown there would be a surplus of 133,500 workers with lower secondary education or below in 2007. He said workers felt increasingly insecure about their jobs amid growing economic integration with the mainland. 'The government is obliged, under international covenants, to take appropriate steps to ensure the right of individuals to work and career advancement,' he said. 'There is pressing need to formulate a more balanced and employment-friendly development strategy that benefits both the skilled and the less-skilled.'