February 7: Urging the Department of Health to step up protection to IT workers
Following up my letter to the Department of Health on January 30, I once again wrote to the department and called for remote working arrangement for IT workers.
February 6: Urging the government to extend support to start-ups and SMEs
I requested Cyberport and the Hong Kong Science Park to extend the 50% concession on rental to the end of 2020 for all their commercial tenants and start-ups.
February 5: Requesting more open datasets
To enhance transparency and improve the public use of data, I requested the Immigration Department and the Hospital Authority to publish datasets on the passenger traffic at various border control points and the occupancy rates in public hospitals.
February 1: Urging Hospital Authority to step up protection to IT workers
I have received complaints from IT workers in the Hospital Authority that they were denied flexible work arrangement as compared to other government offices of which staff can work from home, I once again wrote to the Authority with three demands, urging the administration to implement measures to protect IT workers in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
January 30: Calling for flexible work arrangement for IT workers in public offices
On January 29, the government announced work-from-home arrangement for civil servants that are not providing emergency services. However, I received complaints by IT workers in public offices that they were denied the arrangement. I wrote to the Civil Bureau, Hospital Authority and the Department of Health, urging the administration to implement remote working arrangement for IT workers.
January 28: Calling on the public and private sectors to implement remote working for staff
Joining with several IT associations and union, including the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation, Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association and Hong Kong Information Technology Workers’ Union, we called on the government and the private sector to implement flexible work arrangement to staff after the Chinese New Year holiday.