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Manipulated income level means industry can pay little

HONG KONG (SE): Migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong are again disappointed at the 2.4 per cent increase in their monthly  minimum allowable wage granted by a government board that operates in a silence protected from public scrutiny.

In refusing to grant the increase from $4,210 to $5,000 as requested by the workers, the board cited the short term economic outlook for the city, as well as the balance between the needs of migrant workers and the ability of the industry to pay.

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Keep your dirty money pope says

VATICAN (CNS): “The people of God—that is, the Church—don’t need dirty money. They need hearts that are open to God’s mercy,” Pope Francis said during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square on March 2.

Speaking out against exploitation and unfair wages for workers, the pope told would-be benefactors to forget about donating money to the Church if their earnings came from mistreating others.

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