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Workers offered a walking stick

HONG KONG (SE): While welcoming a plan to subsidise transport costs for working people presented by the chief executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, in her maiden policy address on October 11, the Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs is calling it a token gesture or cosmetic throwaway line.
 
In a statement released on the same day Lam addressed the Legislative Council, the commission said that the fundamental difficulties faced by working people involve long work hours, low wages and a lack of any realistic retirement protection plan.

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No teeth no bite in workplace compensation

HONG KONG (SE): The restricted compensation coverage offered to workers in Hong Kong for occupational injuries and the limited power over proceedings of the authorities add up to a lack of on-the-job protection, a report released by the Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs, together with the Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Employees (New Territories) on October 3, claims.

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Long working hours taking a terrible toll commission survey finds

HONG KONG (SE): The Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs released the findings of its survey on the impact of long working hours during a press conference on April 23, one week before Labour Day on May 1. Most respondents said they worked long hours, which impacted their family, health and faith life.

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