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Roy Ngerng (鄞義林) writes on social issues and equality. He was named a Human Rights Defender by the United Nations and believes that human rights and social justice will enable fairer, happier, and more compassionate societies.
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NT$25,250 Is Still Not Enough for a Basic Standard of Living in Taiwan
President Tsai increased the minimum wage by a larger percentage in six years than her predecessors in their full eight-year terms, but this is not good enough.
Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Is Not Catching Up With Consumer Prices
Taiwan’s workers need to be aware that it is not the increases in wages that are causing prices to rise. Businesses are increasing prices whether wages increase.
Business Groups Are Campaigning Against Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Increase. Don’t Let Them Succeed.
There’s been a campaign waged by business groups against a minimum wage hike in Taiwan. Don’t fall for what they’re saying.
Do Civil Servants in Taiwan Earn Twice as Much as Private Sector Workers?
The mystery of how much Taiwan’s civil servants earn shows the government to be unserious about transparency and raising wages.
10 Misconceptions About Raising the Minimum Wage in Taiwan
Don’t believe the fearmongers. A low minimum wage is a political choice, not an economic necessity.
Taiwan’s Wages Are So Low Because Business Profits Are Too High
It is time for Taiwan to restore balance in the economy by lifting the minimum wage significantly. If the government does not do so, it is like asking workers to sacrifice as they struggle to afford the cost of living.
Raise the Minimum Wage Now to Fix Taiwan’s Lopsided Economy
Taiwan has lost 20 to 30 years to transition to a higher-value innovation-led economy. If it wants to be strong, it is time to increase wages significantly.
The Economic Roots of Racism in Singapore
Ethnic minorities have become scapegoated by rising economic inequality in Singapore.
On Minimum Wages, Singapore Is Playing Catch Up
Singapore’s government recently agreed to long overdue increases in the minimum wage for cleaners. By many standards, it is far from sufficient.
Singapore’s Government Is Not ‘Pro-Worker.’ These Charts Show How.
Singapore is not pro-worker. If anything, it is pro-GIC and pro-Temasek Holdings, and it is pro-ministers – while workers are left to languish.