Hong Kong People Want at Least HK$30 Hourly Rate, Finds Survey

A survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong finds that more than 60% of 509 respondents believe the city's statutory minimum wage should at least be HK$30, says the South China Morning Post.


"We asked the background of these interviewees during the poll - about one-fourth of them are executives and about 10% are blue-collar workers," Dr. Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the university's public opinion programme, told the Post. Other respondents were clerical staff (20%), students (7.8%), full-time housewives (12.9%), and the rest held other jobs.


In July, the legislative Council is expected to pass a minimum wage bill while the Provisional Minimum Wage Commission will recommend a pay level, says the Post.

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