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Catholic group says Hong Kong sets minimum wage too low

November 11, 2010

Hong Kong’s minimum wage is too low, according to the Catholic Commission for Labor Affairs. The group argues that the minimum wage of $28 an hour, which will go into effect for the first time in May 2011, will leave many workers in poverty.


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  • Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 - Nov. 11, 2010 9:38 PM ET USA

    Please note that the $28/hour is in Hong Kong dollars. The most current exchange rate is $1.00 HK equals $0.13 U.S. That's 13 cents. So the minimum wage is $3.64/hour. It doesn't take much imagination to see why the bishops would say what they did.