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Labor ministry to strengthen foreign worker protections

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Taiwan
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The Employment Service Act (就業服務法) is to be amended to further improve protections for foreign workers, the Ministry of Labor said on Friday.


Fines for employing illegal foreign workers would be based on the number of workers, instead of on a case-by-case basis, Cross-Border Workforce Management official Hsueh Chien-chung (薛鑑忠) said.


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New Taipei launches website to help filter migrant worker brokers

Posted by jaypee 79 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) The New Taipei City government on Tuesday launched a website to allow employers of migrant workers to check information about brokers and recruitment agencies in the city and thus filter out agencies that have a history of malpractice.

On the website, employers can search for brokers and recruitment agencies that have government ratings and check the nation

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Group urges help for foreign workers fleeing bad work - Taipei Times

Posted by jaypee 82 days ago Taiwan
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Employment Service Act (就業服務法) regulations should be revised to allow greater flexibility for foreign workers who flee illegal labor conditions, labor rights advocates said yesterday during a protest outside the Ministry of Labor in Taipei.


“For the responsible agency to ignore a worker’s rights just because a new administrative rule has not passed amounts to truly for Read More

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Foreign workers march to support law

Posted by jaypee 383 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI -- The Taiwan International Workers' Association (TIWA) said Saturday that it will take to the streets of Taipei Sunday to push for the speedy passage of a law amendment that will scrap the requirement that foreign workers must leave the country for at least one day every three years if they want to be re-hired.


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Foreign workers urged to record work life

Posted by jaypee 401 days ago Taiwan
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A Taipei-based organization that helps foreign workers called on migrant workers to use cellphones to document their work life as a means of protection.


Karen Hsu (徐瑞希), an executive with the Global Workers’ Organization, Taiwan, made the call at an organization-sponsored forum in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday.


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Foreign worker growth slowing: ministry

Posted by jaypee 410 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) statistics have revealed that the number of foreign workers in Taiwan increased by 15,000 in the first half of this year — the lowest increase in seven years.



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Migrant workers top 600,000: ministry

Posted by jaypee 414 days ago Taiwan
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The number of migrant workers in Taiwan in June surpassed 600,000 for the first time, despite a recent slowdown in the pace of recruitment, the Ministry of Labor said on Monday.


As of last month, 603,109 foreigners were employed as construction workers, factory workers, domestic helpers or in other manual labor, the ministry said.


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

Posted by jaypee 434 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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