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Taiwan devises measures to resume import of workers from Vietnam

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, July 5 (CNA) As Taiwan is considering resuming the import of Vietnamese workers, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said it will work out measures to prevent foreign workers from absconding, including imposing more stringent controls by exporting countries, raising brokerage fees and increasing employers' levies.

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No more paying to deport foreign workers: MOL

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) confirmed its decision to cease its funding to deport foreign workers who have fled their employers back to their home countries yesterday, and will instead have the workers' nation's agencies pay for the related fees beginning next year.

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Legal aid is extended to foreign workers, spouses

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Taiwan
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The Legislative Yuan on Monday passed a revision to the Legal Aid Act (法律扶助法) extending legal assistance to foreign workers and economically disadvantaged foreign spouses, who previously did not qualify for help.

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Ministry backs allowing migrant workers to stay longer

Posted by jaypee 101 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI--Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) has voiced its support for a proposal by lawmakers to increase the total number of years foreign nationals can work in Taiwan, but only on the condition that such an extension will not affect job opportunities for local residents.

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MOL asked to restrict foreign domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 110 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Lawmakers yesterday passed a resolution to ask the government to set up a “wealth exclusion clause” on hiring foreign nationals as domestic helpers.

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Labor ministry to diversify workforce

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan is seeking to diversify its supply of migrant workers, especially caregivers in the wake of an announcement from Indonesia that it intends to gradually stop allowing its citizens to take up positions in Taiwan and some Asian countries from 2017.

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Taiwan tops Vietnam labor export markets: report

Posted by jaypee 139 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI--Taiwan was Vietnam's largest labor export market in the first two months of this year, recruiting 10,906 Vietnamese workers during the period, according to the latest official data from Hanoi.

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Activists claim migrant workers denied basic rights

Posted by jaypee 140 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Some 200,000 migrant workers employed as domestic helpers in Taiwan have been denied basic labor rights, receiving low pay for exceptionally long work hours, activists have claimed.

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