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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.
2018/01/04 | 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.
2018/01/14 | 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.
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.
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.
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.
2017/01/05 | 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.
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.
2018/03/12 | Nick Aspinwall
Dancing to Break the Chain: Taiwan’s Foreign Caregivers Protest Sexual Abuse, Labor Standards
Migrant domestic workers gathered in Taipei Main Station on Sunday afternoon to fight for recognition under the Labor Standards Act, the abolition of the brokerage system, and an end to sexual harassment
2018/03/07 | David Green
AmCham Taipei Survey Calls for Labor Flexibility, Improved Policy Coordination
AmCham members positive over future but urge more action on labor flexibility and policy coordination.
2018/01/26 | David Green
Survey of Global Firms in Taiwan Blasts Labor Laws, Warns on Talent
Taiwan-based business leaders from global companies suggest the country is slipping behind in the regional race.
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.
2016/01/09 | Yang
THSRC Employees Owed NT$500 Million Overtime Pay and Request Leaves on Chinese Lunar New Year
According to the Taiwan High-Speed Rail Workers' Union, the THSRC has never paid overtime on national holidays and owe its employees a total of NT$500 million (approximately US$15 million) overtime pay. So far the debts have been ignored by the THSRC.
2015/11/09 | TNL 編輯
Taiwanese Flight Attendants Protest Against Labor Exploitation
According to the Aircraft Flight Operation Regulation (AOR), if the cabin crew spends an hour on in-flight rest, the flight duty period can be extended to 20 hours, and if they spend over three hours staying in a hotel after landing, the flight duty period can be automatically extended to 24 hours.