A toilet cleaner met an aide to Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying yesterday in an attempt to get a pay rise. Mr Leung's personal assistant, Scott Cheng, had a 90-minute meeting with cleaner Ah Ying. 'Mr Cheng said he would follow up on my case and get back to me in a week,' she said. 'He was sincere, and I believe Mr Leung will try to solve my problem.' The cleaner, who works for a Food and Environmental Hygiene Department contractor, had her hourly wage cut from HK$23.50 to HK$20 when her title was changed to 'washroom attendant' in 2005. Mr Cheng said he was merely collecting information and had not promised what would happen next. Ah Ying and Mr Leung met last month when she explained on a televised TVB forum called Speak Up how cleaners were exploited. Mr Leung was one of the guest speakers. Mr Leung, who supports a statutory minimum wage, pledged to help and asked her to phone him if her employer did not review her wages. Ah Ying's hourly rate is now HK$21 after the contractor gave her a HK$1 pay rise last year. She said her job title 'washroom attendant' meant she did not fall into the two types of workers covered by the wage protection movement - cleaners and security guards.