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2018/09/03 | New Society For Taiwan

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.

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.

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.

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.

2018/01/14 | 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.

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.

2018/01/29 | TNL Staff

Social Workers to Feel the Brunt of Labor Act Amendments

One survey indicates that most social workers in Taiwan already make less than US$1,000 per month.

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.

2018/02/22 | TJ Ting

OPINION: Small Benefits Are Holding Taiwan's Workers Back

Is the 'happy company' phenomenon a mask for deeper workplace dissatisfaction?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2018/09/10 | 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.