Street cleaners in Hong Kong wait in line to receive free face masks on February 14. Low-skilled workers have little savings are most vulnerable in an economic downturn. Support for business owners must come with protection for these workers. Photo: EPA-EFE Street cleaners in Hong Kong wait in line to receive free face masks on February 14. Low-skilled workers have little savings are most vulnerable in an economic downturn. Support for business owners must come with protection for these workers. Photo: EPA-EFE
Street cleaners in Hong Kong wait in line to receive free face masks on February 14. Low-skilled workers have little savings are most vulnerable in an economic downturn. Support for business owners must come with protection for these workers. Photo: EPA-EFE

Letters | If Hong Kong taxpayers must fund businesses hit by coronavirus scare, ensure a no-firing policy to qualify for subsidy

  • It is the government’s duty to protect the welfare of low-skilled workers. It must have companies pledge not to lay off workers, in exchange for aid

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Street cleaners in Hong Kong wait in line to receive free face masks on February 14. Low-skilled workers have little savings are most vulnerable in an economic downturn. Support for business owners must come with protection for these workers. Photo: EPA-EFE Street cleaners in Hong Kong wait in line to receive free face masks on February 14. Low-skilled workers have little savings are most vulnerable in an economic downturn. Support for business owners must come with protection for these workers. Photo: EPA-EFE
Street cleaners in Hong Kong wait in line to receive free face masks on February 14. Low-skilled workers have little savings are most vulnerable in an economic downturn. Support for business owners must come with protection for these workers. Photo: EPA-EFE
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