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28 July 2020

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·     Hong Kong ministers admit loopholes in wage subsidy scheme, but say the policy is still in the work (SCMP, 11 April 2020)

·     Millions to get further cash boost from Hong Kong’s transport subsidy scheme (SCMP, 11 April 2020)

·     Domestic violence cases up sharply in Hong Kong since start of pandemic (SCMP, 11 April 2020)

·     Unions: jobless ‘ignored’ by government in new Covid-19 relief plan (SCMP, 10 April 2020)

·     Hong Kong wage subsidy scheme sparks concern over potential for abuse (SCMP, 10 April 2020)

·     Hong Kong domestic workers seek inclusion in coronavirus relief measures (SCMP, 10 April 2020)

·     City should pay two months’ wages for all Hong Kong workers, says newspaper mogul (SCMP, 8 April 2020)

·     Coronavirus: Carrie Lam unveils Hong Kong’s biggest Covid-19 relief package yet, worth HK$138 billion, to ensure 1.5 million workers still get paid (SCMP, 8 April 2020)

·     Hong Kong denies 'slavery' as prisoners work nights to make face masks (Thomson Reuters Foundation, 8 April 2020)

·     Hotel layoffs add to job fears (The Standard, 3 April 2020) 

·     Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents unhappy with Covid-19 response - and surgical masks one big reason why, Post survey shows (SCMP, 1 April 2020) 

·     Hong Kong salaries could fall 20% as double whammy of protests and Covid-19 hit (Human Resources Online, 1 April 2020) 

·     Don’t forget us: Hong Kong’s hard-hit domestic helpers urge city to recognise their role in battling coronavirus crisis (SCMP, 28 March 2020)

·     Hong Kong’s unemployed need HK$35,000 handouts as coronavirus accelerates job cuts among city’s poorest, charities say (SCMP, 26 March 2020)

·     Hong Kong jobless rate hit nine-year high as coronavirus crisis and months of unrest take toll (SCMP, 17 March 2020)

·     Labour groups call for cash handouts to unemployed, say relief programme largely benefiting city’s business owners (SCMP, 16 March 2020) 

·     Hong Kong low-income families face unemployment as economy slumps amid coronavirus outbreak (HKFP, 10 March 2020)  


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