8:30am-9:15am: minimum wage
8:30am-9:00am: Lam Chun Sing, lawmaker from the Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions
8:30am-9:15am: Rita Li, an associate professor of the Hong Kong Shue Yan University's Department of Economics and Finance
8:30am-9:00am: Jimmy Kwok, Honorary Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries
9:00am-9:15am: Sze Lai-shan, Deputy Director, The Society for Community Organisation
9:15am-9:30am: study on liver cancer patients
9:15am-9:30am: Albert Chan, Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong
On Thursday’s Backchat, we’re looking at the rise in the minimum wage to HK$40 per hour after a four-year freeze.
Almost 90,000 workers are expected to get a HK$2.50 an hour increase from May onwards. But labour unions said the minimum wage should be raised to at least $46 since grassroots workers have struggled to maintain their living standards in the past few years.
Meanwhile, employers said the level of increase was “acceptable”, especially after the city has suffered at least three years of economic hardship.
So you think $40 per hour is fair? How much difference will this make – to both workers and employers?
After 9:15am, we’ll look at a new study on how ‘reduce and remove’ therapy could help treat liver cancer patients.