Members of Hong Kong’s Confederation of Trade Unions call for direct cash payments to the unemployed at a February 18 press conference. Photo: Edmond So

Coronavirus: labour groups call for cash handouts to unemployed, say relief programme largely benefiting city’s business owners

  • Calls come as new unemployment figures paint dire picture for Hong Kong’s retail, accommodation and food service workers
  • Pro-democracy and pro-Beijing unions alike call for direct payouts to those put out of work amid coronavirus battle
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Members of Hong Kong’s Confederation of Trade Unions call for direct cash payments to the unemployed at a February 18 press conference. Photo: Edmond So
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