Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, but only 12 are statutory, meaning employers can choose whether to give their staff a day off on the other five. Photo: Winson Wong Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, but only 12 are statutory, meaning employers can choose whether to give their staff a day off on the other five. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, but only 12 are statutory, meaning employers can choose whether to give their staff a day off on the other five. Photo: Winson Wong

Raising statutory holidays from 12 to 17 by 2030 the ‘most acceptable’ deal for Hong Kong employees, employers: labour minister

  • Law Chi-kwong says government has to strike a balance between recommendations and raising holidays every two years is best way ahead
  • But Lawmaker Kwok Wai-keung of Federation of Trade Unions wants a faster roll-out, while Siu Ka-fai says extra holidays will add to industry burden

Topic |   Hong Kong economy
Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, but only 12 are statutory, meaning employers can choose whether to give their staff a day off on the other five. Photo: Winson Wong Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, but only 12 are statutory, meaning employers can choose whether to give their staff a day off on the other five. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, but only 12 are statutory, meaning employers can choose whether to give their staff a day off on the other five. Photo: Winson Wong
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