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A Comprehensive Breakdown of Insurance Deductions from Salaries in Taiwan
Have you ever wondered whether you are paying the correct amount in insurance and pension contributions every month? This handy guide will help you find out.
2018/09/10 | TNL Staff
CONFESSION: How I Became Complicit in Overworking Taiwan's Bus Drivers
Tired bus drivers are a danger to us all. Here, a middle man in the disputes between bus companies and their drivers reveals all the tricks he was forced to use to keep drivers overworked.
2020/03/09 | Daphne K. Lee
Coronavirus Impact Prompts Illegal Unpaid Leave for Taiwanese Workers
Both domestic and international tour operators have allegedly put their employees on unpaid leave of absence without notifying the Department of Labor.
2018/03/15 | David Green
Taiwan under Pressure over Illegal Fishing, Human Rights as EU Takes Stock
A video spotlighting Taiwan's ongoing problems with illegal fishing and human rights abuses aboard its offshore vessels could not have come at a worse time.
2015/08/31 | Shih Yuan
Seven National Holidays Cut Back in Taiwan Starting From 2016
With the amendment of the Labor Standards Act being carried out in 2016, weekly working hours will be reduced to 40 hours and the Ministry of Labor has decided to unify leave benefits. It will promote five-day weeks and cut the number of national holidays from 19 to 12 days.
2018/01/04 | Morley J Weston
Taiwan’s Gender Wage Gap is Decreasing, but Not Uniformly
It's tough to be a female artist in Taiwan, but not so bad to be a plumber.
2018/05/07 | Morley J Weston
Unprotected by Labor Standards Act, Taiwan’s Cops Work 12-Hour Shifts
Poor working conditions have taken a toll on recruiting, further compounding the problems of overworked police.
2015/08/24 | Kenzo
Unreasonable Working Conditions for Migrant Fishermen in Taiwan
There are employers that take NT$ 5,000 (approximately US$ 151) each month out of the fishermen's salary as boarding and food costs. With agencies also cutting unreasonable payments, the workers are left with almost nothing.
2018/01/21 | TNL Staff
Week in Focus: Joshua Wong Heads Back to Jail
Freedom around the region defined the week as Joshua Wong again provided a focus for the decline of liberty in Hong Kong.
2016/09/01 | ZiQing Low
Taiwan Forms National Media Union
The creation of a media industry union on a national level aims to change the often-unhealthy working environment for reporters across the nation.
2017/01/05 | Olivia Yang
Taiwan Media at War over South Korea Comparison
'If this is the level of a newspaper’s editorial team, then it’s enough to make one embarrassed about the quality of Taiwanese media. What right do we have to flatter ourselves to be influential and have ‘international perspectives?' writes South Korea-based Taiwanese journalist Yang Chien-hao.
OPINION: Taiwan or Vietnam – Which Has Weaker Labor Standards?
Wang Hong-ren argues that Taiwan's labor laws are regressing below those of its southern neighbor.
2017/12/25 | Brian Hioe
Labor Law Protests Rock Taipei
Protests as large and aggressive have not been witnessed in Taipei since the 2014 Sunflower Movement.
2018/01/09 | Ting-Yu Chao
Labor Law Protests Continue as Lawmakers Convene
This is the latest in months of protests over the anticipated passage of revisions to a law originally intended to protect workers' rights.
2018/01/14 | Morley J Weston
OPINION: Taiwan Should Abandon the Illusion of the 7-Day Week
Protests against Taiwan's labor law amendments are wide off the mark — Taiwan needs to fundamentally rethink its calendar.