Hong Kong’s domestic helpers last received a pay rise in 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong’s domestic helpers last received a pay rise in 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong freezes domestic helper wages for second straight year, officials point to coronavirus-hit economy as factor for denying pay rise

  • Minimum wage for foreign domestic workers to remain at HK$4,630 a month following annual government review, though food allowance is increasing
  • Officials says affordability issues for households amid the coronavirus crisis was main factor in keeping wage level the same

Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s domestic helpers last received a pay rise in 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong’s domestic helpers last received a pay rise in 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
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