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‘Pay Hong Kong domestic helpers more’: worker doing housework for 10 employees a month still total only $8,000

Posted by jaypee 240 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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About 70 per cent of local domestic helpers earn no more than HK$6,240 a month, less than half the median monthly wage, a survey shows.

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Firing pregnant migrant workers illegal: ministry

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Taiwan
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The Ministry of Labor yesterday said that it is illegal for employers to fire foreign migrant workers who are pregnant or have given birth to children during their stay in Taiwan, in response to calls by some employers to test workers for pregnancy prior to their employment.


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Ministry warns illegality of firing pregnant migrant workers | Most Viewed | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 5 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) warned Friday that it is illegal for employers to fire foreign migrant workers who are pregnant or have given birth to children during their stay in Taiwan, in response to recent calls by some employers to test workers for pregnancy prior to their employment.

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Changhua promotes better understanding of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) The Changhua County government has released 12 promotional videos on the working conditions faced by foreign nationals in Taiwan to raise awareness of laws and regulations related to foreign workers in the country.

The videos, unveiled at a press conference at Changhua County Hall, are part of an effort by the county government to promote a friendlier envir

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Migrant workers are being ‘severely overworked’: Tsai

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Taiwan
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President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said that foreign migrant workers are overworked and her government is hoping to better protect their rights.


Human rights protection is an important issue, Tsai said in a meeting with US Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Susan Coppedge, who is a senior adviser to US Secretary of State John Kerry.


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Japan's foreign workers policy riddled with contradictions, says lawmaker

Posted by jaypee 111 days ago Japan
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As the government tells it, Japan doesn’t accept unskilled foreign labor. Except it does.


For example, a state-sponsored technical internship program brings in a slew of foreign “trainees” every year, ostensibly to provide instruction in advanced industrial methods. But in reality, the trainees provide a surreptitious source of cheap labor, with many being consign Read More

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Companies encouraged to directly hire foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 118 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, May 4 (CNA) Suppliers should use the Ministry of Labor's direct hiring service to meet the increasing demand from their buyers for fair treatment of foreign workers, the ministry's Workforce Development Agency said Wednesday.

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Japan eyes more foreign workers in stealthy challenge to immigration taboo

Posted by jaypee 125 days ago Japan
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Desperately seeking an antidote to a rapidly aging population, Japanese policymakers are exploring ways to bring in more foreign workers without calling it an “immigration policy.”


Immigration is a touchy subject in a land where conservatives prize cultural homogeneity and politicians fear losing votes from workers worried about losing jobs.

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