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(From South China Morning Post)
Byline: Magdalen Chow
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and foreign maid concern groups expressed delight last night after a court gave them the go-ahead to challenge a government move to cut their minimum wage.
Justice Michael Hartmann, of the Court of First Instance, yesterday granted leave for a judicial review of the decisions to impose a $400-a-month levy on employers of foreign domestic helpers and reduce maids' minimum wages by the same amount. The legal action was filed in the High Court on Tuesday by seven foreign domestic helpers, representatives for two migrant groups and a Filipino employer. The …