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Migrant workers group demand fair treatment of fishing boat workers

Posted by jaypee 403 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 411 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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Welfare group protests against relaxed foreign hiring rule for disabled elderly

Posted by jaypee 429 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Universal Care Policy Alliance (UCPA, 普及照顧政策聯盟), a social welfare group, yesterday protested a new government policy that will allow slightly disabled people aged 85 and older to hire foreign caretakers.

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Taiwan still negotiating over foreign workers’ pay - Taipei Times

Posted by jaypee 429 days ago Taiwan
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Taiwan is still negotiating with Indonesia and the Philippines over their “unilateral” decisions to raise wages for domestic helpers in Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.

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Ministry fights foreign worker pay hikes

Posted by jaypee 450 days ago Taiwan
http://www.taipeitimes.com — Taipei has said that if the food and lodging are considered, total compensation for foreign domestics approached the minimum wage Read More
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Taiwan devises measures to resume import of workers from Vietnam

Posted by jaypee 453 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, July 5 (CNA) As Taiwan is considering resuming the import of Vietnamese workers, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said it will work out measures to prevent foreign workers from absconding, including imposing more stringent controls by exporting countries, raising brokerage fees and increasing employers' levies.

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No more paying to deport foreign workers: MOL

Posted by jaypee 456 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) confirmed its decision to cease its funding to deport foreign workers who have fled their employers back to their home countries yesterday, and will instead have the workers' nation's agencies pay for the related fees beginning next year.

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Legal aid is extended to foreign workers, spouses

Posted by jaypee 471 days ago Taiwan
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The Legislative Yuan on Monday passed a revision to the Legal Aid Act (法律扶助法) extending legal assistance to foreign workers and economically disadvantaged foreign spouses, who previously did not qualify for help.

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