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Activists brand ARC-checking app discriminatory

Posted by jaypee 231 days ago Taiwan
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A new smartphone app aimed at checking the validity of Alien Resident Cards (ARC) encourages discrimination, Taiwan International Workers Association (TIWA) activists said yesterday during a protest outside the National Immigration Agency (NIA) in Taipei.


Protesters shouted slogans calling for the app to be withdrawn and performed a skit in which a foreign worker was repeatedly &l Read More

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Authorities in Nantou arrest group of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 236 days ago Taiwan
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Authorities in Nantou County’s Jhushan Township (竹山) arrested five runaway migrant workers who had taken temporary jobs in the area’s tea plantations and warned employers not to breach labor laws by hiring foreign nationals who do not have a valid work permit.


A patrol squad, headed by Yenping Precinct chief Chang Kung-wu (張功武), stopped three males and two females on a Read More

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Foreign domestic caretakers in Taiwan may stay maximum 14 years

Posted by jaypee 250 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) The Legislative Yuan approved a revision of the regulations regarding work permits for foreign domestic caretakers Friday, allowing them, under special circumstances, to work in Taiwan for a maximum 14 years.

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Foreign workers rally over departure laws

Posted by jaypee 251 days ago Taiwan
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Rights advocates and foreign workers yesterday gathered outside the gates of the Legislative Yuan in Taipei to protest reports that rules requiring foreign workers to leave the nation every three years would be removed from a proposed amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法).

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Migrant workers stage protests to urge lawmakers to scrap re-entry regulations

Posted by jaypee 252 days ago Taiwan
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AIPEI -- A group of migrant workers staged a protest in front of the Legislature in Taipei on Tuesday, calling for the removal of a regulation that requires them to leave the country for at least one day every three years.

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MOL backs allowing migrant workers to extend stay in Taiwan

Posted by jaypee 265 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Sept. 3 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) is supportive of a proposal by legislators to allow foreign nationals to work for a longer period of time in Taiwan, MOL Deputy Minister Chen I-min (陳益民) said Thursday.

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Migrant workers group demand fair treatment of fishing boat workers

Posted by jaypee 275 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 24 (CNA) Members of Migrant Empowerment Network in Taiwan (MENT) staged a rally in front of the Ministry of Labor Monday, demanding that Taiwan's fishing boat owners stop deducting meal and lodging fees from workers' wages.

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Possible pay rise for foreign domestics in Taiwan after 18 years

Posted by jaypee 283 days ago Taiwan
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Taiwan's Ministry of Labor said Saturday that the monthly wage for foreign domestic helpers could be raised to NT$17,000 (US$528) after being frozen for 18 years.

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