Instead of introducing a law that standardises working hours at 40-44 a week for everyone, the government wants employers to spell out working hours and overtime compensation in contracts only for those who earn HK$11,000 a month or less. Photo: Sam Tsang

Weak law on standard working hours is going nowhere fast

Outgoing chief executive Leung Chun-ying is trying to ram through a draft proposal that pleases no one, least of all labour unions

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Instead of introducing a law that standardises working hours at 40-44 a week for everyone, the government wants employers to spell out working hours and overtime compensation in contracts only for those who earn HK$11,000 a month or less. Photo: Sam Tsang
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