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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 342 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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Changhua promotes better understanding of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 129 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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Ministry warns illegality of firing pregnant migrant workers | Most Viewed | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Posted by jaypee 127 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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Firing pregnant migrant workers illegal: ministry

Posted by jaypee 126 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.


On Monday, an Indonesian woman working as a caregiver in Taiwan, who said she was unaware of her pregnanc Read More

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

Posted by jaypee 121 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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Migrant workers top 600,000: ministry

Posted by jaypee 101 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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Foreign worker growth slowing: ministry

Posted by jaypee 97 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.



According to the MOL, the total number of migrant workers in Taiwan passed 600,000 i Read More

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No more window cleaning: domestic workers to march in Hong Kong after helpers die in falls from high-rises

Posted by jaypee 96 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Domestic workers in Hong Kong will take to the streets on Sunday to call for a ban on cleaning windows, following several deaths of helpers who fell from high-rise buildings. They are also demanding a pay rise, a limit on their working hours and a clear definition of “suitable accommodation”.


Some 400 to 500 people were expe Read More