A restaurant worker takes a break from washing dishes to have dinner. Hong Kong needs to create work with career prospects and a respectable salary. Otherwise, we create only a pool of working poor who require government subsidies. Photo: May Tse

Rich Hong Kong should start paying its low-skilled workers a decent wage

Paul Yip says the city must ensure those on the bottom rung of society receive a respectable salary, taking inspiration from cities that show severe inequality isn’t inevitable

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A restaurant worker takes a break from washing dishes to have dinner. Hong Kong needs to create work with career prospects and a respectable salary. Otherwise, we create only a pool of working poor who require government subsidies. Photo: May Tse
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