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New Taipei launches website to help filter migrant worker brokers

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) The New Taipei City government on Tuesday launched a website to allow employers of migrant workers to check information about brokers and recruitment agencies in the city and thus filter out agencies that have a history of malpractice.

On the website, employers can search for brokers and recruitment agencies that have government ratings and check the nation

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Group urges help for foreign workers fleeing bad work - Taipei Times

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Taiwan
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Employment Service Act (就業服務法) regulations should be revised to allow greater flexibility for foreign workers who flee illegal labor conditions, labor rights advocates said yesterday during a protest outside the Ministry of Labor in Taipei.


“For the responsible agency to ignore a worker’s rights just because a new administrative rule has not passed amounts to truly for Read More

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Foreign workers march to support law

Posted by jaypee 319 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI -- The Taiwan International Workers' Association (TIWA) said Saturday that it will take to the streets of Taipei Sunday to push for the speedy passage of a law amendment that will scrap the requirement that foreign workers must leave the country for at least one day every three years if they want to be re-hired.


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Foreign workers urged to record work life

Posted by jaypee 337 days ago Taiwan
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A Taipei-based organization that helps foreign workers called on migrant workers to use cellphones to document their work life as a means of protection.


Karen Hsu (徐瑞希), an executive with the Global Workers’ Organization, Taiwan, made the call at an organization-sponsored forum in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday.


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Foreign worker growth slowing: ministry

Posted by jaypee 346 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) statistics have revealed that the number of foreign workers in Taiwan increased by 15,000 in the first half of this year — the lowest increase in seven years.



According to the MOL, the total number of migrant workers in Taiwan passed 600,000 i Read More

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Migrant workers top 600,000: ministry

Posted by jaypee 350 days ago Taiwan
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The number of migrant workers in Taiwan in June surpassed 600,000 for the first time, despite a recent slowdown in the pace of recruitment, the Ministry of Labor said on Monday.


As of last month, 603,109 foreigners were employed as construction workers, factory workers, domestic helpers or in other manual labor, the ministry said.


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New law drafted to ensure domestic workers get weekly rest: official

Posted by jaypee 370 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) Taiwan has drafted a law giving foreign domestic workers at least one day off a week although the draft is still being reviewed by the Cabinet, Deputy Minister of Labor Lin San-quei (林三貴) said Thursday.

Lin made the comment following a recent U.S. report saying that migrant domestic helpers and live-in caregivers in Taiwan are not ensured at least one day

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Firing pregnant migrant workers illegal: ministry

Posted by jaypee 375 days ago Taiwan
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The Ministry of Labor yesterday said that it is illegal for employers to fire foreign migrant workers who are pregnant or have given birth to children during their stay in Taiwan, in response to calls by some employers to test workers for pregnancy prior to their employment.


On Monday, an Indonesian woman working as a caregiver in Taiwan, who said she was unaware of her pregnanc Read More