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Employment Protection|Yuan Haiwen suspects that Wellcome raised his fingers first and then freezes his fingers. Unbelievable: I have never seen Thai pigs with 39 pounds

2020-09-27T23:50:38.697Z

The new crown pneumonia epidemic in Hong Kong continues. Wellcome and Parkn’s supermarkets have applied to the government for the second phase of the employment guarantee program. Parkn’s announced the launch of a lottery to issue cash vouchers and distributed 200 yuan in cash food vouchers per person through 20 social welfare organizations. More than 200,000 people are expected to benefit; Wellcome announced that it will freeze the prices of 300 products for six months. Sham Shui Po District Councillor and Deputy Spokesperson of the Democratic Party’s Consumer Rights Policy Yuan Haiwen pointed out that Wellcome’s freezing of the prices of 300 products is based on commercial and public relations considerations, such as selecting its own brands and freezing them at higher prices. He said that the price of "Taizheng" 300 grams of frozen pork in Thailand is 39 yuan. "It is almost certain that 39 mosquitoes have not been tried during the epidemic." And the DAB "Supermarket Price Concern Group" convened Yan Wenyu, " The 30% discount on the entire bill is the easiest and most direct first!” He pointed out that Pokka distributes cash food stamps through 20 social welfare organizations. Under the membership system, it is difficult to cover about 1.4 million poor people in Hong Kong. He believes that the government should be responsible for ensuring how to “return the water”. ".



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Written by: Ouyang Dehao

2020-09-28 07:45

Last update date: 2020-09-28 07:45

The new crown pneumonia epidemic in Hong Kong continues. Wellcome and Parkn’s supermarkets have applied to the government for the second phase of the employment guarantee program. Parkn’s announced the launch of a lottery to issue cash vouchers and distributed 200 yuan in cash food vouchers per person through 20 social welfare organizations. More than 200,000 people are expected to benefit; Wellcome announced that it will freeze the prices of 300 products for six months.

Sham Shui Po District Councillor and Deputy Spokesperson of the Democratic Party’s Consumer Rights Policy Yuan Haiwen pointed out that Wellcome’s freezing of the prices of 300 products is based on commercial and public relations considerations, such as selecting its own brands and freezing them at higher prices.

He said that the price of "Taizheng" 300 grams of frozen pork in Thailand is 39 yuan, which is unbelievable. "It is almost certain that 39 mosquitoes have not been tried during the epidemic."

Yan Wenyu, the convenor of the "Supermarket Price Concern Group" of the DAB, said, "The first 30% discount on all orders is the simplest and most direct!" He pointed out that Pokka distributes cash food vouchers through 20 social welfare agencies, which is difficult under the membership system. Covering about 1.4 million poor people in Hong Kong, I believe that the government should be responsible for ensuring how to "really return water."

The government requires the two major supermarkets that apply for the second phase of the "Ensure Employment" program to give back at least 50% of the wage subsidy to the society.

Wellcome Supermarket announced a reward plan last Tuesday, mentioning that it will freeze the prices of more than 300 items for half a year, until last Friday (25th) announcing some of the locked-in prices.

Looking through the information, at a press conference in the middle of last month, the Secretary for Labor and Welfare, Luo Zhiguang, expressed his opinion that after the two major supermarkets receive subsidies, providing discounts to the public will further increase the size of the supermarkets.

At that time, he said, "This is a win-win situation. From the government's point of view, I won't mind, and the people will also benefit. I don't see any problems."

However, a month later, he stated on a radio program yesterday (26th) that it is difficult to measure the actual amount of feedback due to the price reduction or no increase in supermarkets, so it is not counted as the amount of feedback, which seems to contradict earlier remarks.

PARKnSHOP said that customer information such as phone numbers and first few numbers of ID cards are for one-time use and will be destroyed immediately after the lottery.

(Photo/Photo by Luo Guohui)

Regarding the second phase of the employment protection plan, Sham Shui Po District Councillor and Deputy Spokesperson of the Democratic Party’s Consumer Rights Policy, Yuan Haiwen, said bluntly, "The government is proud to promote employment, and it is ridiculous to correct the color and water." This refers to the feedback measures introduced by supermarkets. The benefit is not much.

He explained that during the epidemic, supermarket business volume rose against the market, and there was no need for subsidies to ensure employment.

He condemned the government's requirement that 50% of the wage subsidy is too small, and in a disguised form, an additional tens of millions of yuan was given to supermarkets, at least 80 to 90% of the citizens can actually benefit.

Suspected price collusion between supermarkets

Yuan Haiwen believes that Wellcome’s freezing of the prices of 300 products is based on commercial and public relations considerations. For example, the batch of products includes ice cream and milk of its own brand Meadows, while other products are frozen at higher prices.

He revealed that the frozen price of 5 kg of Golden Elephant Thai rice is very suspicious, referring to the fact that the supply of Thai rice has been stable, except for the market grabbing rice at the beginning of the epidemic, and even heard that the price of incoming goods has dropped. It was sold earlier. At the same time, it was observed that the selling price of Pokka Thai rice was also rising.

Yuan Haiwen also pointed out that "Taizheng" Thailand 300 grams (Editor's note: Wellcome announced 200 grams-450 grams) frozen pork price of 39 yuan is also incredible. "It is almost certain that 39 mosquitoes have not been tried during the epidemic." Questioning: "Is it because Mark specifically posted a high price? Is it possible that the price is conspired?"

Yuan Haiwen pointed out that during the epidemic, supermarket business volume rose against the market, and there was no need for subsidies to ensure employment.

(Profile picture / Photo by Liang Pengwei)

Refer to Octopus transportation subsidy

Yuan Haiwen wondered why he would give back to the society in the form of a lottery or cash coupons. He suggested that he could refer to Octopus's "Public Transport Expense Subsidy Program" and allocate a certain percentage of the profits of MTR shareholders to the reward program.

He pointed out that the advantage of this approach is that operators can provide information, are easier to monitor and have higher transparency, and it is also convenient to predict when the plan will be stopped, depending on whether the government is willing to implement it.

He also pointed out that the lucky draw contains elements of luck and may not benefit everyone, and it also involves personal privacy. It is recommended that the supermarket collect as little information as possible.

Yuan Haiwen suggested that we can refer to Octopus's "Public Transport Expenses Subsidy Program", which is similar to the MTR shareholders' profit to allocate a certain percentage to the reward plan.

(Photo/Photo by Ou Jiale)

The government should ensure how to "really return water"

Yan Wenyu, the convener of the "Supermarket Price Concern Group" of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of China, said bluntly that the government approved public funds of more than 100 million yuan to the two major supermarkets, and believed that direct price reductions were reasonable. "A 30% discount on the entire bill is the simplest and most direct first!" he said. Wellcome announced the frozen price of 300 products, which is actually "the promotion method is more than the rebate", or it is possible to increase the price first and then freeze the price.

He suggested that Wellcome announce the list of the batch of goods and the average selling price in September as soon as possible.

As for Pokka, he denounced the way the lottery was drawn is absurd, believing that administrative expenses was a waste of resources, "Public money, will you go to the lottery?" He pointed out that Pokka distributes cash food vouchers through 20 social welfare organizations under the membership system. It is difficult to cover the 1.4 million poor people in Hong Kong.

Yan Wenyu said that the government should be responsible for ensuring how to "really return the water." Whether it is the Labor and Welfare Bureau or the Policy Innovation and Coordination Office is responsible, and that government departments shirk each other, which is easy to confuse the public.

Yan Wenyu denounced the Baijia lottery drawing method for absurdity, thinking that administrative expenses were a waste of resources.

(Profile picture / Photo by Luo Junhao)

Wellcome: The frozen price of 300 items does not include government feedback suggestions

The Wellcome Supermarket clarified that the government formally approved the feedback proposal submitted by Wellcome last Tuesday. Supporting the community has always been part of the DNA of the Wellcome brand. It has been launched since last Friday (25th). The "Price" project promises to maintain the prices of 300 daily necessities for at least 6 months in order to protect customers from price fluctuations.

Although the "Daily Low Prices" plan is not included in the government's feedback proposal, the plan is an important part of the "Small Snack" feedback plan with a total value of more than 120 million Hong Kong dollars. It is hoped that it can contribute to the community's fight against the epidemic. .

PARKnSHOP: Lucky draw information is for one-time use

PARKnSHOP responded to "HK01" stating that citizens do not need to go to PARKnSHOP to make purchases and can directly register simple information online. People without smartphones can also register for the "Reward You" Lucky Draw by phone, and promised that the lucky draw will be held at 10 Monthly execution.

The customer information obtained in the lottery, such as phone numbers and the first few numbers of ID cards, are for one-time use and will be destroyed immediately after the lottery.

The online registration system for this lottery is developed and produced by the Watsons Group's internal technology team, and is processed by cloud technology, so that it can operate smoothly even with huge traffic.

PARKnSHOP also stated that it will continue to communicate closely with the government so that more people in society can benefit.

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