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Migrant workers to march for better labor rights on Sunday

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) Hundreds of migrant workers will take to the streets in Taipei on Sunday to call for better labor rights and the right to participate in the formation of policies that affect migrant workers, the organizer said Friday.

"The theme of this rally is 'Recognizing Non-Citizens.' We hope that Taiwanese society will recognize the lack of political rights of these

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Activists protest exclusion of foreign workers from Taiwan's minimum wage laws

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Taipei on Jan. 7, a rally for the rights of migrant workers was held, called a rally for “Recognizing Non-Citizens” by the Taiwanese Central News Agency.

The marches have become bi-annual events in Taiwan, where migrant workers and local advocates take to the streets to campaign for better living conditions and equal rights for t Read More


Migrant workers demand more rights

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Taiwan
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Migrant workers and labor rights advocates yesterday marched from the Ministry of Labor to Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei, demanding that the government give workers political rights so that they could improve their working conditions.

The group gathered in front of the ministry at noon and started marching along Yanping N Road at about 1:30pm, playing drums and chanting on the way Read More


About 40 percent of foreign workers feel discriminated against at Japanese firms, survey finds

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Japan
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Around 40 percent of white-collar foreign workers in Japan feel discriminated against in their offices due to their nationality or gender, according to a survey by private human resources company Adecco Ltd.

The survey, conducted in October, polled 300 white-collar foreign workers aged 20 to 60 on working conditions. Those surveyed were registered as Rakuten Research Inc. monitors Read More


Foreign workers should file tax returns now

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Republic of Korea
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Foreign workers earning income in Korea should file a tax settlement for 2017 by February 28.

The year-end tax settlement is required for all foreign workers regardless of their term of stay and income generated here. If the amount of tax withheld is larger than the year-end tax, the difference will be refunded -- and vice versa.

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Beijing may open door to foreign maids

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago China PR
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BEIJING • The authorities in Beijing are considering changes to the rules on foreign domestic workers, which would make it easier for overseas talent to settle in the Chinese capital.

The city's Commission of Commerce has said departments are weighing a proposal to offer work and residential permits to the maids of foreign executives as well as some workers from Hong Kong and Read More