A cleaning worker sits at a food outlet in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, on February 2. All work deserves its own dignity. The present minimum wage is undignified – it belittles us all. Photo: Nora Tam
A cleaning worker sits at a food outlet in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, on February 2. All work deserves its own dignity. The present minimum wage is undignified – it belittles us all. Photo: Nora Tam
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

If you are jobless or earn the minimum wage, Hong Kong is no place to be

  • The government’s decision to freeze the minimum wage while rejecting calls for unemployment support is a double whammy for the city’s vulnerable
  • Not only are the economic arguments behind these moves weak, but Hong Kong as a society should also have done better on humane and social justice grounds

A cleaning worker sits at a food outlet in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, on February 2. All work deserves its own dignity. The present minimum wage is undignified – it belittles us all. Photo: Nora Tam
A cleaning worker sits at a food outlet in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, on February 2. All work deserves its own dignity. The present minimum wage is undignified – it belittles us all. Photo: Nora Tam
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