Cleaning workers on strike and having lunch on stairs in Kwun Tong. From professionals to blue-collar staff, Hong Kong’s overworking culture permeates all sectors. Photo: Felix Wong

From security guards to doctors, Hong Kong’s overworking culture is a symptom of deeper social ills that may explode if left unchecked

  • Manpower crunch in sectors, a culture of sucking up to superiors for rewards and exploitation of flexible workforce among causes
  • Unions urge better overtime compensation and legislation on standard working hours
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Cleaning workers on strike and having lunch on stairs in Kwun Tong. From professionals to blue-collar staff, Hong Kong’s overworking culture permeates all sectors. Photo: Felix Wong
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Fiona Sun

Fiona Sun

Fiona Sun is a news reporter on the Hong Kong desk of the South China Morning Post. She writes on issues that matter to the city’s residents, including geographic communities, ethnic minorities or those brought together by common causes and interests.