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2021/01/15 | Bryan Chou

Indonesia Delays Migrant Worker Fee Exemption

Indonesia’s state agency in charge of migrant worker protection announced today that it will delay the implementation of the “exemption of placement fee policy” by six months.

2018/11/05 | Nick Aspinwall

Migrant Workers Criticize Labor Ministry's Failure to Ban On-Site Factory Dorms

The Ministry of Labor wants to deduct employer hiring quotas by five for every worker who dies due to negligence, and by one for every injured worker.

2017/11/03 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Taiwan Work Is Never Over

Taiwan has the sixth highest average work hours in the world, yet revisions to the Labor Standards Act suggested this week by the government roll back hard-fought victories for labor rights secured last year, and leave the door open for employers to exploit workers unprotected by unions.

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.

2015/08/13 | Yang

Over 80 Percent Taiwanese are Satisfied with Their Current Living Conditions

Many workers face problems such as low wages, long working hours, poor working conditions and so on, therefore the satisfaction rate of Ma's government reaching a peak seems odd.

2015/07/16 | Shih Yuan

Work Permit Application Procedure to be Simplified for Overseas Chinese Students

The Ministry of Labor believes overseas Chinese students who choose to stay and work in Taiwan have work-related knowledge, foreign language skills and other professional competence. They are also familiar with their own countries and the Taiwanese society, which complements Taiwanese college graduates.