Oxfam said 75 per cent of the government’s contracted workers, such as cleaners, made no more than HK$36.50 an hour. Photo: Nora Tam
SCMP Editorial
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SCMP Editorial

Minimum wage rise highlights inequality

  • May’s HK$3 increase to the minimum wage will bring it to HK$37.5 an hour, far short of the HK$54.70 identified by researchers as what a “living wage” should at least be
  • This is a useful reality check on the fairness of a society in which employers enjoy the advantages of low taxes and low wages

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Oxfam said 75 per cent of the government’s contracted workers, such as cleaners, made no more than HK$36.50 an hour. Photo: Nora Tam
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