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Migrant workers are being ‘severely overworked’: Tsai

Posted by jaypee 134 days ago Taiwan
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President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said that foreign migrant workers are overworked and her government is hoping to better protect their rights.


Human rights protection is an important issue, Tsai said in a meeting with US Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Susan Coppedge, who is a senior adviser to US Secretary of State John Kerry.


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Foreign workers reform bill passes first reading

Posted by jaypee 170 days ago Taiwan
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An amendment to allow foreign workers to remain in Taiwan without having to leave the nation when they have worked for three years passed its first reading at the legislature’s Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee yesterday.


The amendment to the Employment Service Act (就業服務法) would allow foreign workers who have lived in Taiwan for more than three years to be r Read More

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Companies encouraged to directly hire foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 219 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, May 4 (CNA) Suppliers should use the Ministry of Labor's direct hiring service to meet the increasing demand from their buyers for fair treatment of foreign workers, the ministry's Workforce Development Agency said Wednesday.

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Call for change to migrant system - Taipei Times

Posted by jaypee 298 days ago Taiwan
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The governments of Taiwan and the Philippines should cut out labor brokers and take direct responsibility for the placement and protection of migrant workers, a Philippine labor activist said in Taipei yesterday.


“The brokers’ fee system should be junked because it’s useless — brokers will not help us if we run into problems,” Gilda Banugan, the chair Read More

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Illegal foreign worker brokerage ring busted

Posted by jaypee 353 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) The mastermind of an illegal foreign worker brokerage ring and his accomplices have been arrested and 28 Indonesian workers who left their legal employers have been rescued, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Tuesday.

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New rules on foreign hiring will not affect local workers: officials

Posted by jaypee 373 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) Taiwan government officials indicated Thursday that an impeding revision of the country's rules on hiring foreign nationals will not affect the employment of Taiwan citizens, as the changes will be phased in slowly and the percentage of foreign job seekers will remain comparatively low.

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Taiwan to relax rules on hiring white-collar foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 376 days ago Taiwan
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THE TAIWAN government is working towards relaxing regulations on hiring white-collar foreign workers in Taiwan, said Labour Minister Chen Hsiung-wen on November 26.

Current requirements on minimum salary and at least two years' working experience overseas will be scrapped. The new regulations will be finalised at the earliest by the end of this year. The new regulations will p

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Taiwan faces lack of migrant domestic help

Posted by jaypee 377 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan is facing a lack of migrant domestic workers as neighboring countries offer better pay and work conditions, a local newspaper reported yesterday.

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