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Looking for throwaway labour

As the government in Hong Kong mulls the dilemma of caring for its aging population, bureaucrats are once again looking off shore to find labour to fill the gaps and talking the need for a further 600,000 of what it puts the demeaning tag—domestic helpers.
 








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What about the workers?

HONG KONG (SE): Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs issued a petition in February calling for more concern and attention from the new chief executive to be given grassroots society than has been receiving up until now.

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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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