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New law drafted to ensure domestic workers get weekly rest: official

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) Taiwan has drafted a law giving foreign domestic workers at least one day off a week although the draft is still being reviewed by the Cabinet, Deputy Minister of Labor Lin San-quei (林三貴) said Thursday.

Lin made the comment following a recent U.S. report saying that migrant domestic helpers and live-in caregivers in Taiwan are not ensured at least one day

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Firing pregnant migrant workers illegal: ministry

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Taiwan
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The Ministry of Labor yesterday said that it is illegal for employers to fire foreign migrant workers who are pregnant or have given birth to children during their stay in Taiwan, in response to calls by some employers to test workers for pregnancy prior to their employment.


On Monday, an Indonesian woman working as a caregiver in Taiwan, who said she was unaware of her pregnanc Read More

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Ministry warns illegality of firing pregnant migrant workers | Most Viewed | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Posted by jaypee 50 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 5 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) warned Friday that it is illegal for employers to fire foreign migrant workers who are pregnant or have given birth to children during their stay in Taiwan, in response to recent calls by some employers to test workers for pregnancy prior to their employment.

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Changhua promotes better understanding of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) The Changhua County government has released 12 promotional videos on the working conditions faced by foreign nationals in Taiwan to raise awareness of laws and regulations related to foreign workers in the country.

The videos, unveiled at a press conference at Changhua County Hall, are part of an effort by the county government to promote a friendlier envir

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Migrant workers are being ‘severely overworked’: Tsai

Posted by jaypee 57 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 93 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 142 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 221 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