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FDHs' salary and food allowance to rise

The Government announced on June 1,2011 that the Minimum Allowable Wage (MAW) for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) in Hong Kong will be increased by $160 (or 4.5%) from $3,580 to $3,740 per month. Apart from this, the food allowance in lieu of free food for FDHs will also be increased by $25 (or 3.3%), from not less than $750 to not less than $775 per month. The new levels of the MAW and food allowance will apply to all contracts signed on or after June 2,2011.

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