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Hong Kong scraps foreign maids’ levy

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Hong Kong authorities have abolished the levy paid by employers of foreign domestic workers, a move welcomed by the Philippine government.

Citing the report of Philippine Labor Attache to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Manuel Roldan, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the controversial Employees Retraining Levy will be abolished after the law expires in July 2013.

While the levy was in effect, employers were made to pay HK$9,600 (P50,239) for each two-year contract for foreign domestic helpers.

Employers of foreign household service workers vigorously protested the levy until the Hong Kong government suspended its implementation for five years. The suspension will expire in July 2013.


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  • Pinoy_Reich

    This is what differentiate between Hongkong Chinese and the Han Chinese politburo- the former is all greed and no love.

    TY Hongkong.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    Wow. This way, not only teachers will stop teaching to become maids but nurses and doctors too. The number 1 exporter of maids must be happy. BTW, do they also hire houseboys?

  • bogli_anakdami

    yehey… flip prayd…. yehey ulit…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    GO MULTIPLY PUNUIN NINYO NG TAGALINIS NG ENEDORO ANG SINGAPORE AT HONGKONG!!



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