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Foreign workers increase to 484,367: Labor Council

Posted by jacobo 272 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- As of the end of November, the number of foreign workers employed in Taiwan was tallied at 484,367 persons, up by nearly 40,000 from figures recorded last year, according to a latest update published by the Council of Labor Affairs yesterday.

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Army of migrant workers approaches 500,000

Posted by jacobo 273 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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Foreign workers urge care system

Posted by jacobo 276 days ago Taiwan
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Despite the pouring rain, hundreds of migrant workers and rights advocates marched on the streets in Taipei, calling on the government to establish a long-term care system for the elderly in the country so care workers can have a more reasonable work schedule.

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Taiwan endorses three-year visa for HK, Macau students

Posted by jaypee 280 days ago Taiwan
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Long-awaited demands for a simplified immigration policy for Macau students in Taiwan schools gained an official response yesterday. The Ministry of Education of Taiwan and the Taiwan Immigration Agency recently streamlined regulations for students from Hong Kong and Macau enrolled in Taiwan schools, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) announced.

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Law amendment cuts wait time to replace 'runaway' foreign caregivers

Posted by jacobo 281 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI -- The Legislative Yuan passed an amendment yesterday that will allow employers of “runaway” foreign caregivers to hire a new caregiver after three months, a reduction from the original six-month wait.

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Amendment to aid employers of ‘runaway’ carers

Posted by jacobo 281 days ago Taiwan
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The Legislative Yuan passed an amendment yesterday that will allow employers of “runaway” foreign caretakers to hire a replacement after three months, cutting down the original six-month waiting period by half.

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Pilot zone foreign worker rules relaxed

Posted by jacobo 282 days ago Taiwan
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While the rules will be relaxed for hiring foreign white-collar employees in Taiwan’s “free economic pilot zones,” the minimum wage for foreign employees will remain the same, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) said yesterday.

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Rules for hiring foreign labor in pilot zones to be loosened

Posted by jacobo 283 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI -- While the rules will be relaxed for hiring foreign white-collar employees in Taiwan's free economic pilot zones, the minimum wage for foreign employees there will not be done away with, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) said yesterday.

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