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Army of migrant workers approaches 500,000

Posted by jaypee few seconds 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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Protect foreign workers: activists

Posted by jacobo 74 days ago Taiwan
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Migrant worker rights activists and Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lin Shu-fen (林淑芬) yesterday called on the government to better protect the rights of foreign migrant workers injured at work, especially during the recovery period, as many are forced to return to work or face the threat of deportation before they fully recover.

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40,000 foreign workers celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Posted by jaypee 77 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Taipei Main Station Ticketing Hall was filled with 40,000 foreign workers on Sunday, in celebration of the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic religious fasting month of Ramadan.

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Keep migrant labor rules, groups ask

Posted by jacobo 96 days ago Taiwan
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Labor and civic groups yesterday called on the Ministry of Labor to scrap clauses on reviewing standards for foreign workers that relax restrictions on hiring blue-collar migrant workers, saying that with such clauses the government is allowing employers to exploit foreign workers and deprive local workers of job opportunities.

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Cabinet approves revising rules on foreign workers

Posted by jacobo 102 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 103 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 137 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 144 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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