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Roy Ngerng

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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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Do Civil Servants in Taiwan Earn Twice as Much as Private Sector Workers?

Roy Ngerng

The mystery of how much Taiwan’s civil servants earn shows the government to be unserious about transparency and raising wages.

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10 Misconceptions About Raising the Minimum Wage in Taiwan

Roy Ngerng

Don’t believe the fearmongers. A low minimum wage is a political choice, not an economic necessity.

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Taiwan’s Wages Are So Low Because Business Profits Are Too High

Roy Ngerng

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.

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Raise the Minimum Wage Now to Fix Taiwan’s Lopsided Economy

Roy Ngerng

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.

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On Minimum Wages, Singapore Is Playing Catch Up

Roy Ngerng

Singapore’s government recently agreed to long overdue increases in the minimum wage for cleaners. By many standards, it is far from sufficient.

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Singapore’s Government Is Not ‘Pro-Worker.’ These Charts Show How.

Roy Ngerng

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.

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Taiwan’s Economy Is Growing Fast. Workers Still Await Their Share.

Roy Ngerng

While Taiwan’s GDP per capita is escalating, wages have remained stagnant. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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Singapore’s Government Says Workers Are Pulling Ahead. Here’s What They Won’t Say.

Roy Ngerng

Last week, a Singapore government minister said that the wages of lower-income and median-income Singaporeans have increased in the last 10 years. But when we compare Singapore with other wealthy, advanced countries, the situation does not look so rosy.

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Digital Transformation in Taiwan Requires Social and Political Transformation

Roy Ngerng

Digital literacy training can mitigate many problems. But this can't be implemented without a thorough social and political transformation in Taiwan.

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