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Migrant workers demand more rights

Posted by jaypee 13 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

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

Posted by jaypee 14 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

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Migrant workers to march for better labor rights on Sunday

Posted by jaypee 16 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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Multilingual guide to go online in Taiwan to help migrant workers understand employment transfer contracts

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to a statement released by the Ministry of Labor's Workforce Development Agency on Thursday, the department will release an online guide on Monday in order to help foreign workers understand their employment transfer contracts better as the guide will be made available in five different languages namely English, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai a

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Taiwan’s MOL to launch 5-language online inquiry section for migrant workers seeking to change employers

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Many migrant workers in Taiwan have trouble reading Chinese information when they need to know about how to change employers, what job openings are available, and how cases have been handled. They will have no more trouble because the Ministry of Labor (MOL) will soon launch an online inquiry section for migrant workers who need to change employers. &

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Migrant workers among protesters against labor law amendment in Taipei

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Taiwan
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Thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei Saturday demanding that the government retract an amendment to the Labor Standards Act, saying that it will leave workers more vulnerable to overtime abuse.


"We have only one demand, which is that the government retract the amendment. None of the proposed revisions benefit workers," the organizers said, referring to the Read More

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Migrant workers in Taiwan protest revision to labor law 

Posted by jaypee 62 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 100 people from an association for migrant workers assembled in front of the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday to protest against the revision to the current labor law that was passed one year ago, stating they believe the revision would further compromise the rights of migrant workers in Taiwan.


The first session was held this morning Read More

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New functions added to online system for migrant workers' employment

Posted by jaypee 81 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Nov. 1 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday added two new functions to its online system for managing the employment of migrant workers, allowing updates of employment information and the submission of applications to extend the transition time between contracts.

The two services were added to an online system launched by the ministry in January 2016 to manage

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