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  1. 1. Minimum Wage Legislation<br />Chui Man Toi, Libbi (52222860)<br />Huen Wing Yan, Circle (52217352)<br />Ho Kwok Fai, Steve (52217770)<br />
  2. 2. Content<br /><ul><li>Introduction</li></ul>History line<br />Background<br /><ul><li>Theories Application</li></ul>Policy Design-5 Elements Model<br />Policy Making-Incrementalism<br />Policy Process-3 Streams Model<br />Policy Implementation-Top-down<br />Evaluation of Theories<br /><ul><li>Civic Engagement</li></ul>Actor<br />Process <br />
  3. 3. The panel report RLSD<br />on MWS.<br />Administration responded <br />that the report rejected.<br />History Line<br />Wage Protection<br />Movement failure<br />Pass the bill<br />Minimum Wage <br />Commission Draft<br />Minimum Wage<br /> Commission<br />Minimum Wage <br />Bill First<br />Reading<br />To introduce <br />legislation <br />on a statutory <br />minimum wage<br />Financial<br />Turmoil and <br />Economic <br />downturn<br />2008<br />2010/7/17<br />2011/3/11<br />1997<br />1999<br />2007/10/30<br />2010/7/8<br />2010/11/12<br />1998/10/29<br />2006/10<br />2011/5/1<br />2010/7/14<br />2009/2/27<br />2008/6/16-192008/10/24<br />The Panel on Manpower<br />(人力委員會)<br />Received the view <br />of organizations <br /> on the proposal <br />The Provisional <br />Minimum Wage<br />Commission<br />臨時最低工資委員會<br />Minimum<br /> Wage <br />Ordinance<br />Minimum <br />Wage <br />Bill Second<br />Reading<br />Experience sharing<br /> session <br /> in Australia<br />&<br />Study mission to <br />the United Kingdom <br />Implementation<br />of<br />Minimum <br />Wage <br />Ordinance<br />Wage <br />Protection<br />Movement<br />
  4. 4. Establishment of Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW)<br /><ul><li>Economic Background:</li></ul>Substantial portion of working poor in1990s<br />Financial turmoil and economic downturn in late1997<br /><ul><li>Government are then urged to establish policy for eradicating poverty
  5. 5. Establishment of Wage Protection Movement (WPM) in 2006
  6. 6. First attempt to protect wage of low paying jobs as cleaning & security
  7. 7. Announced that SMW will be introduced in 2008</li></li></ul><li>Theories Application<br />
  8. 8. Policy Design - 5 elements Model<br />
  9. 9. Policy process - <br />Three Streams Model<br /><ul><li>Problem stream
  10. 10. Economic conditions:
  11. 11. Economic downturn
  12. 12. Inflation (通貨膨脹)
  13. 13. Working poverty
  14. 14. Poor population
  15. 15. Low living standard
  16. 16. Low skilled worker</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Policy stream</li></ul>Wage Protection Movement (WPM) in 2006<br /><ul><li>Voluntary movement to provide wage protection for employees cleaning working and security guards
  17. 17. Analyze and draw on relevant experiences in other places with in SMW
  18. 18. Mid-term reviews and overall review</li></ul>But fail<br /><ul><li>eg. half of the relevant working(cleaner and security) were benefiting from the WPM
  19. 19. Cannot cover all low income populations
  20. 20. Not effective </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Political Stream:</li></ul>Opposite views of political parties of WPM & SMW<br />
  21. 21. <ul><li> Window of opportunity
  22. 22. Overall review of WPM in October 2008
  23. 23. WPM had failed to yield satisfactory results
  24. 24. Contained so many limits on that voluntary movement </li></ul>Action:<br /><ul><li>In 2008, Chief executive Donald Tsang announced in Policy Address that bill on a SMW will be introduced
  25. 25. Bill was introduce to legislation in the 2008-2009 legislative session
  26. 26. Aseries of debate about SMW were heated </li></li></ul><li>Dissatisfactory of WPM<br />Introduction a bill on SMW<br />
  27. 27. Models of decision Making-Incrementalism<br /><ul><li>a method of working by adding to a project
  28. 28. using many small (often unplanned), incremental changes instead of a few (extensively planned) large jumps
  29. 29. Policy making => feasible</li></li></ul><li>Models of decision Making-Incrementalism<br /><ul><li>In this models, divided macro and micro to analysis</li></li></ul><li>Policy implementation <br /><ul><li>Top-down approach </li></ul>Goal of government:<br /><ul><li>To provide appropriate mechanism for determining the SMW
  30. 30. To ensuring a sensible balance between forestalling excessively low wages & minimizing the loss of low-paid jobs</li></ul>Strategies: <br />Finding out consensus & setting up of law<br />Implementer:<br />Secretary for Labour and Welfare<br /><ul><li>Establishing of Provisional Minimum Wage Commission (PMWC): Consultation
  31. 31. Minimum Wage Commission: Coordinating of bill</li></li></ul><li>Evaluation of Theories<br />
  32. 32. Civic Engagement<br />Actor<br />Process<br />
  33. 33. Actor<br /><ul><li>Government
  34. 34. Provisional Minimum Wage Commission (PMWC - 臨時最低工資委員會)
  35. 35. mainly tasked to advise the Chief Executive on the initial statutory minimum wage rate</li></li></ul><li>Membership<br />executive chairman of Caf de Coral Holdings Limited (大家樂)<br />president of the Confederation of Trade Unions職工會聯盟會長<br />
  36. 36. Membership<br /><ul><li> Only one representative comes from working union!!!
  37. 37. No representatives grassroots working class !!!</li></li></ul><li>Process<br />Overview<br />
  38. 38. Overview Process<br />
  39. 39. 1st Consultation31/3/ 2009 – 7/12/2010<br />
  40. 40. 2nd Consultation16/4/2010 – 26/4/2010<br />
  41. 41. 3rd Consultation13/5/2010 – 30/8/2010<br />
  42. 42. Reference<br />Report of the Provisional Minimum Wage Commission . (2010). Provisional Minimum Wage Commission. Retrieved March 28, 2011. <br /><br />Legislative Council Panel on Manpower. (2008). Legislative Council Paper. CB(2)290/08-09(04). <br />Panel on Manpower on Wage Protection Movement and establishment of a statutory minimum wage in Hong Kong. (2008). Legislative Council Paper. CB(2)290/08-09(05). <br />