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Cabinet approves revising rules on foreign workers

Posted by jacobo 390 days ago Taiwan
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The Cabinet yesterday approved revising rules on the hiring of foreign nationals to build a friendlier work environment by loosening regulations and imposing heavier penalties on employers for illegal hiring practices.

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Taiwan to ease employment regulations for foreigners

Posted by jacobo 391 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, July 10 (CNA) The Cabinet finalized Thursday a proposed law amendment that would ease restrictions on the hiring of high-caliber foreigners and simplify the application process for work permits.

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Toilet sign raises questions on Facebook

Posted by jacobo 425 days ago Taiwan
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A sign at a public hospital toilet that sparked controversy about possible segregation of migrant workers has been removed, the hospital said yesterday.

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Migrant workers in the fishing industry protest

Posted by jacobo 432 days ago Taiwan
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Rights advocates and foreign deckhands hired by Taiwanese fishing boats yesterday demonstrated outside the Legislative Yuan, protesting a proposed amendment to the Fisheries Act (漁業法) that would exclude foreign deckhands from being covered by mandatory social insurance, such as labor insurance and the National Health Insurance.

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Immigrants can be bridges to foreign nations: minister

Posted by jacobo 437 days ago Taiwan
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Minister of the Interior Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) yesterday said that new immigrants play an important role in Taiwanese society and expressed hope that they and their children will become an important bridge for communication with other countries.

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Compensation offered by Vietnamese authorities disappoints: vice minister

Posted by jacobo 438 days ago Taiwan
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Terms offered by the Vietnamese government to compensate Taiwanese companies affected by last week’s anti-Chinese riots are below expectations, Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Woody Duh (杜紫軍) said yesterday.

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Nine Chinese exiles get residency after years without status

Posted by jacobo 440 days ago Taiwan
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Nine Chinese exiles in Taiwan — five dissidents and four Falong Gung practitioners — have been granted long-term residency permits after living in the nation for between five and 10 years without official status. They can become Taiwanese citizens after two years.

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No evidence that foreign workers cause low pay: MOL

Posted by jaypee 442 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI --- Officials from the Ministry of Labor (MOL) Monday dismissed a media report that linked a lack of growth in wages to the increasing use of cheap labor used in Taiwanese manufacturing by employing foreign migrant workers.

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