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Unformatted text preview: Legislative Council term ended next month. "The government should fulfil its pledge to draw up the legislation in the 2008-09 legislative session. It should hand ina proposal to Legco by the end of this year," he said. Wong Kwok-kin said: "What we suggest is a minimum wage equal to 60 per cent of the average monthly wage of HK$11,325. In order to eliminate exploitation through long working hours, we suggest a minimum hourly wage of HK$33, and overtime pay of HK$50 an hour." Based on that, someone who works 81/2 hours a day, 24 days a month, would get at least HK$6,732 a month. Census and Statistics Department figures show that in the fourth quarter of last year, cleaners on average worked eight hours a day, 26 days a month, and earned HK$5,241. Security guards on average worked 10 hours a day, 26 days a month, and earned HK$7,115 a month. Wong Kwok-hing said: "There are 500,000 people earning less than HK$5,000 a month. It is a real shame for a wealthy metropolis such as Hong Kong."...
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