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Epidemic outbreak in Kwai Chung Village ︱ Members reflect that villagers are forced to take annual leave to be listed as a uniform guarantee for approved quarantine camps

2022-01-25T05:51:07.940Z

The outbreak of the epidemic in Kwai Chung Village. Among them, Yat Kwai House, Ying Kwai House and Xia Kwai House have to be enclosed and quarantined, and many other buildings have to be temporarily enclosed for forced inspection, which has affected the work of many residents. Labor Legislative Council Member, AFL Federation Zhou Xiao



The outbreak of the epidemic in Kwai Chung Village. Among them, Yat Kwai House, Ying Kwai House and Xia Kwai House have to be enclosed and quarantined, and many other buildings have to be temporarily enclosed for forced inspection, which has affected the work of many residents.

Labour sector Legislative Council member and AFL Federation Zhou Xiaosong said on the RTHK program this morning (25th) that although quarantine persons can obtain sick leave certificates from the Department of Health, there is no staff member who can clearly explain the situation to residents, which makes them feel hesitant. .

In addition, many residents are asked by their employers to use annual leave to compensate for the days they cannot go to work. Zhou Xiaosong believes that there is a gray area in the legislation, and government information is also unclear.


▼On January 24, the enclosure inspection of Xia Kui Building, Kwai Chung Village▼


Zhou Xiaosong: Residents who have no way to ask for help claim to be outsourcing

Zhou Xiaosong pointed out that many employers require employees to use their annual leave to make up for the days they cannot go to work due to the lockdown.

He pointed out that the government once said that if you are unable to go to work due to a quarantine order, you can obtain a sick leave certificate from the Department of Health. However, because residents are not sure whether the quarantine order is equivalent to a "quarantine order", they have asked the estate staff several times in recent days. , but no one could answer, "Everyone doesn't know what to say, I'm just an outsourcer", many residents feel hesitant and have nowhere to ask for help.

He believes that the government is still very unclear on the communication of information and administrative arrangements. In fact, the fact that Kwai Chung Village was closed for forced inspection is of the same nature as the isolation in Penny's Bay. is a quarantine center that reduces a lot of confusion.

He also pointed out that even if some "part-time workers" have a certificate of sick leave, their work is a daily wage arrangement, so they are equivalent to stopping. He hopes that the government can find a way to help them. He suggested that the government should use the anti-epidemic fund to provide Workers who lost their income during these forced inspections were provided with a daily subsistence allowance.

Deng Jiabiao criticizes government information distribution as "unclear"

Tang Jiabiao, a member of the Legislative Council of the Federation of Trade Unions, pointed out that the government's so-called "calling on" employers to be considerate of their employees is "no soup, no water, no clear and no clear", because Law Chi-kwong, the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, has clearly stated that if the quarantine order imposed by the health authority is a Those who are unable to go to work can obtain a sick leave certificate from the Department of Health. According to the current law, they can obtain paid sick leave. If it is illegal for employers to dismiss employees at this time, they question why the government does not clearly explain the legal requirements.

He also praised KMB by name, pointing out that the company issued an announcement asking colleagues living in Kwai Chung Village not to go to work, but they would still pay their wages.

However, Tang Jiabiao pointed out that some residents of Kwai Chung Village did not live in the restricted buildings, but their employers asked them to take annual leave and temporarily did not go to work. This is a gray area.

He also agreed that the Anti-epidemic Fund should provide short-term allowances to scattered workers affected by the quarantine suspension, and he believed that it would not be difficult to demarcate the boundaries.

Kwai Chung Village|A district councillor said that there is still a lot of garbage in the village that has not been cleaned up. It is estimated that the authorities have not dealt with it. Kwai Chung Village|A resident said that he was dismissed. 5 cases and 1 positive case were found in Fu Tak House in the village. The latest | Xia Kwai House in Kwai Chung Village was enclosed on the 5th and the fourth day of the Chinese New Year will greatly relax the social distancing measures.

Source: hk1

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