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Migrant worker protesters urge Taiwan to meet Indonesia's demands

Posted by jaypee 137 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, March 12 (CNA) A group of activists and migrant workers protested in Taipei on Thursday, urging the government to meet Indonesian demands for better treatment of its workers in Taiwan.

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Ministry to extend part-time services to families employing foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 148 days ago Taiwan
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The Ministry of Labor said it plans to extend its part-time caregiver services to families employing foreign caregivers by the end of this week.

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Migrant worker broker fees ‘exorbitant’: Indonesia

Posted by jaypee 148 days ago Taiwan
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The biggest problem for Indonesian workers in Taiwan are the “exorbitant” brokerage fees, which are unacceptable, Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers official Agusdin Sabiantoro said on Friday.

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Taiwan reminds employers not to ask foreign workers for HIV tests

Posted by jaypee 165 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor urged employers and labor brokers in Taiwan on Friday to abide by a new law that bars them from asking overseas workers to provide results for HIV tests.

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Ministry reports record number of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 168 days ago Taiwan
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The number of migrant workers in Taiwan has reached a historic high of more than half a million, according to annual statistics released by the Ministry of the Interior on Saturday.

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Foreign workers numbered over 550,000 at end of 2014

Posted by jaypee 169 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI--There were 552,000 foreign workers in Taiwan as of the end of 2014, accounting for 68.9 percent of the number of all foreign nationals in the country, according to Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior.

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Army of migrant workers approaches 500,000

Posted by jaypee 219 days ago Taiwan
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The number of foreign workers has increased significantly since the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) began to ease restrictions on new hires in the manufacturing sector three years ago.

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New rules target migrant worker agencies

Posted by jaypee 289 days ago Taiwan
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New rules came into effect on Friday aimed at cracking down on runaway foreign workers, with agencies facing multiple fines and withdrawal of licenses to operate if a certain number of the workers they introduce into Taiwan abscond from their workplaces.

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