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Domestic workers' groups rally for abolition of levy by Agnes Lam, South China Morning Post, Oct 08, 2008 More than 100 foreign domestic helpers staged a rally yesterday demanding the government abolish a levy they say leaves them open to being unfairly sacked. The protest organizer, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor, criticized the administration for introducing policies that created confusion and led to unfair termination of workers’ contracts. The protesters first gathered outside the Legislative Council Building and then marched to the Central Government Offices where they submitted a letter to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. In 2003, many domestic workers were fired after the government [imposed the levy and] lowered the minimum wage level for maids, the group's director, Law Yuk-kai, said. Now the levy suspension policy has also created confusion and many workers have been sacked just because their employers want to save money. We are worried that massive layoffs of migrant workers will happen again near the
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