An elderly woman assembles plastic flowers at the Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter in 1970. Photo: SCMP
An elderly woman assembles plastic flowers at the Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter in 1970. Photo: SCMP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

In Hong Kong, working from home was once lot of society’s poorest and most disadvantaged

  • During the city’s post-war industrial boom, piecework was commonplace in local industry
  • Such work-from-home arrangements allowed manufacturers to flout safety and labour regulations

An elderly woman assembles plastic flowers at the Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter in 1970. Photo: SCMP
An elderly woman assembles plastic flowers at the Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter in 1970. Photo: SCMP
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