Latest increase in Hong Kong’s minimum wage will benefit only half as many workers as previously thought

The record increase in Hong Kong’s minimum hourly wage, by HK$3 (US$0.38) this year will benefit only 75,500 low-paid employees, or half of how many were originally estimated, it was revealed on Friday.
Priscilla Wong Pui-sze, chairwoman of the government-appointed Minimum Wage Commission, explained that the previous estimate of 150,000 workers who would get a pay rise if the level was raised to HK$37.50 per hour was based on data from 2017.
But she said the actual number was halved when…

source https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/2181763/latest-increase-hong-kongs-minimum-wage-will-benefit-only

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