Migrant Groups Protest Vs Macau Domestic Helper Tax

macau-ruinsMacau is imposing taxes on deployment of foreign domestic helpers and migrant workers are not happy about it. The Macau Migrant Rights Network has decried Macau Legislative Assembly’s official gazette in Oct 27 that effectively failed to fulfill its promises made by Macau Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam. Tam earlier promised to addressed issues raised by the migrant group.

Such development left the group with no reason but continue to pursue against the bill, according to MMRN spokesperson Ma. Rosa Viloria. Filipino Migrants Ministry, Filipino Fellowship of the Morrison Chapel, Migrante–Macau Quezonian Macau and Jesus Is Lord Movement-Macau, who are part of the MMRN coalition, are up in arms against the legal move.

Unless withdrawn, such bill will be enacted into law by April 2010, giving the migrant worker group enough time to lobby against it.

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