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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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Regulations for foreign residents over age 20 to be relaxed

Posted by jacobo 25 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI -- In a major development for foreign families living in Taiwan, the government plans to do away with the long-standing system that leaves even foreign nationals born and raised in the country unable to legally reside after age 20.

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Taiwan's treatment of foreign workers criticized in US report

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Taiwan
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In addition to continued concerns over official corruption in Taiwan, the exploitation of migrant laborers last year ranked among the US State Department's top criticisms of Taiwan, according to its 2013 human rights report released Thursday in Washington.

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Protect rights of migrant workers, flash mob urges

Posted by jaypee 71 days ago Taiwan
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Foreign workers and rights advocates yesterday staged a flash mob demonstration in the lobby of the Taipei Railway Station, urging the government to extend the protection of the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法) to all foreign workers, and calling attention to the abuse of migrant workers.

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NIA gives new immigrants best Chinese New Year gift: job leads

Posted by jaypee 95 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The National Immigration Agency (NIA) yesterday released “lucky bags” containing job vacancies for new immigrants to draw as a pre-Chinese New Year celebration gift.

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Foreign spouses set to receive protected status in labor pension plan

Posted by jacobo 97 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Bureau of Labor Insurance (BLI) yesterday said that foreign spouses will be included in the mandatory list of people to receive labor pension plan starting on Jan. 17 after the revised Labor Pension Act is executed.

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Taoyuan airport to increase e-Gates to meet demand

Posted by jaypee 103 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Jan. 8 (CNA) Several new e-Gates will be installed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport this year to meet growing demand for the automated immigration clearance system, an official said Wednesday.

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CLA to crack down on abuse of foreign laborers

Posted by jacobo 104 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Council of Labor Affairs (CLA, 勞委會) yesterday announced that mistreatment and breach of contractual terms will result in the revocation of employers' approval to hire foreign workers, in addition to increased penalties for a number of other labor-related infractions.

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