Monthly Archives: May 2006


ACTIVISM – Minimum Wage, Hong Kong 3

On May Day 2006, as part of local activist group International Action, we dismantled a huge, inflatable McDonald’s advertisement dominating Hong Kong’s harbour. We were highlighting the lack of minimum wage in the territory and made the front pages – including the main broadsheet. Fast food chain worker’s are generally paid from around HK$15 an hour.

McDonald’s sued for criminal damage, Matt Pearce was sentenced to 3 months in prison.

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activism - mcdonalds1 – Ming Pao front page, click to view