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[Archive] Implementation of the recommendations concerning employee benefits made by a UN Committee

DRAFT LEGCO QUESTION NO. 2(ORAL REPLY)

 

Date of sitting : 13 June 2001



Asked by : Hon LAU Chin-shek

Replied by : SEM

Question :

In 1996, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights recommended that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("SAR") make regulations on statutory minimum wage, working hours, paid weekly rest, rest breaks and compulsory overtime pay. In its recent Concluding Observations, the Committee regretted that the recommendation had not yet been implemented in Hong Kong SAR. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council of:

  1. the reasons for its failure so far to implement the recommendation; and

  2. the specific measures and the timing for implementing the recommendation?

Reply:

Madam President,