Lam Wai-kau, a cleaning worker, in his cramped Sham Shui Po attic room. Government figures indicate the hourly minimum wage increase will do little to better the lives of the city's bottom earners. Photo: May Tse

Minimum wage rise won't help city's poorest, figures show

Wage floor goes up to HK$30 as of today, but government figures indicate it will do little to better the lives of the city's bottom earners

Lam Wai-kau, a cleaning worker, in his cramped Sham Shui Po attic room. Government figures indicate the hourly minimum wage increase will do little to better the lives of the city's bottom earners. Photo: May Tse
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