As of May 2017, one-third of the workers in Hong Kong’s 15 lowest-paying sectors – about 278,500 people – were paid less than HK$42 per hour. Photo: Reuters

What difference will an increase to the minimum wage mean for the lowest-paid in Hong Kong?

As government-appointed Minimum Wage Commission continues six-week public consultation, calls grow for an increase that is ‘not an insult’

Topic |   Hong Kong economy

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As of May 2017, one-third of the workers in Hong Kong’s 15 lowest-paying sectors – about 278,500 people – were paid less than HK$42 per hour. Photo: Reuters
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