More than 390,000 foreign domestic helpers were working in Hong Kong as of the end of May. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong’s domestic helpers set to get a 2.4 per cent pay rise

  • Food allowance will also be increased by HK$46 to at least HK$1,121 per month
  • The new levels will apply to all contracts signed on or after September 27
Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

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More than 390,000 foreign domestic helpers were working in Hong Kong as of the end of May. Photo: Handout
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Domestic helpers call for higher wages in Hong Kong on August 18, 2019. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong’s domestic helpers earn average of nearly HK$5,000 per month, survey shows, up 3 per cent from last year

  • Wages for domestic helpers in Wan Chai were up 9.6 per cent from last year – and in Sai Kung up 7.1 per cent
  • But not all areas are equal, as foreign worker advocate says: ‘Rich people are not necessarily more generous’
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Domestic helpers call for higher wages in Hong Kong on August 18, 2019. Photo: Winson Wong
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