An elderly cleaner on duty at the Shanghai Street/Waterloo Road public toilet in Yau Ma Tei. A survey from March to April 2019 found 70 per cent of public toilet cleaners do not have a suitable place to eat their meals while on duty, with some forced to eat in washrooms. Photo: David Wong An elderly cleaner on duty at the Shanghai Street/Waterloo Road public toilet in Yau Ma Tei. A survey from March to April 2019 found 70 per cent of public toilet cleaners do not have a suitable place to eat their meals while on duty, with some forced to eat in washrooms. Photo: David Wong
An elderly cleaner on duty at the Shanghai Street/Waterloo Road public toilet in Yau Ma Tei. A survey from March to April 2019 found 70 per cent of public toilet cleaners do not have a suitable place to eat their meals while on duty, with some forced to eat in washrooms. Photo: David Wong

Letters | High time Hong Kong played fair with unsung workforce that keeps city running

  • Long hours and low pay are everyday realities for workers such as security guards and cleaners
  • Parents should not stigmatise blue-collar work and should teach children to recognise and respect the dignity of labour

Topic |   Hong Kong economy
An elderly cleaner on duty at the Shanghai Street/Waterloo Road public toilet in Yau Ma Tei. A survey from March to April 2019 found 70 per cent of public toilet cleaners do not have a suitable place to eat their meals while on duty, with some forced to eat in washrooms. Photo: David Wong An elderly cleaner on duty at the Shanghai Street/Waterloo Road public toilet in Yau Ma Tei. A survey from March to April 2019 found 70 per cent of public toilet cleaners do not have a suitable place to eat their meals while on duty, with some forced to eat in washrooms. Photo: David Wong
An elderly cleaner on duty at the Shanghai Street/Waterloo Road public toilet in Yau Ma Tei. A survey from March to April 2019 found 70 per cent of public toilet cleaners do not have a suitable place to eat their meals while on duty, with some forced to eat in washrooms. Photo: David Wong
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