About 1 million Hongkongers loosely described as blue-collar workers are entitled to five fewer public holidays a year than their white-collar counterparts. Photo: Sam Tsang About 1 million Hongkongers loosely described as blue-collar workers are entitled to five fewer public holidays a year than their white-collar counterparts. Photo: Sam Tsang
About 1 million Hongkongers loosely described as blue-collar workers are entitled to five fewer public holidays a year than their white-collar counterparts. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Editorial by SCMP Editorial

Let’s give blue-collar workers a break

  • Hong Kong has two sets of rules for employees, with some granted more statutory holidays than others, a legacy of colonial rule that must end sooner rather than later

About 1 million Hongkongers loosely described as blue-collar workers are entitled to five fewer public holidays a year than their white-collar counterparts. Photo: Sam Tsang About 1 million Hongkongers loosely described as blue-collar workers are entitled to five fewer public holidays a year than their white-collar counterparts. Photo: Sam Tsang
About 1 million Hongkongers loosely described as blue-collar workers are entitled to five fewer public holidays a year than their white-collar counterparts. Photo: Sam Tsang
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