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New Board Game Lets Children Unmask Taiwan's Migrant Worker Woes
A new board game allows students to experience the difficult life choices and hardships of Taiwan’s migrant workers.
2018/06/01 | TNL Staff
Taiwan's Latest Emergency Services Salary Switcharoo
Junior cops are getting promised a raise of a whopping NT$1,370 per month, but two-thirds won't see it. Firefighters are also getting hosed.
2018/04/27 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan Labor Ministry's Brokerage Evaluation Sparks Concern
The labor agency's yearly assessment of migrant worker broker firms is underway, but a recent protest has renewed sentiments that the brokerage system is unethical by design.
2017/08/21 | Justin Hugo
Taiwan’s ‘Grim Truth’: Vicious Low Wage, Low Productivity Cycle Crippling Workers and Companies
As Taiwanese businesses are unwilling to increase wages for the want to hold onto their profits, they are also complicit in causing themselves to lose demand, and therefore their business sustainability. The government needs to act.
Murky Waters: Stop Blaming China for the State of the World’s Fishing Stocks
China might be the biggest player in global fishing, but Western countries are also in deep water when it comes to industry rights abuses and environmental damage, Siddharth Chakravarty writes.
2017/03/02 | Michael Beltran
Who Started the Manila Fires? Black Out on Labor Rights (Part Two)
At the moment there have been no more statements. No sound from the employees or survivors. Not a peep on the workers unaccounted for. The latest from HTI is that the company is looking to hire more workers.
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.
Abuse of Migrant Workers in Taiwan Regular: NGO
‘We see many cases of sexual abuse, harassment or inappropriate contact. Most migrant workers don’t ask for help because if they talk to their broker, they will be threatened to be sent back to their home country.’
2016/08/04 | Hsu Chia-yu
Taiwan Flight Attendants Delisted From Union For Not Striking
Among the flight attendants who were taken off the union list are those who were working during President Tsai Ing-wen's first state visit.
2016/07/27 | Chang Shin-wei
Support for Tsai Drops by 14% in Two Months
Labor rights issues, the South China Sea ruling, and the accidental launch of a missile are believed to have contributed to the wavering trust in the Tsai administration.
2016/05/30 | Edward White
Deal with Crooked Brokers and Soft Judges to Fix Human Trafficking
Taiwan’s anti-human trafficking system is failing to stem the flow of workers from Southeast Asia into exploitative working environments in Taiwan. An NGO leader who has helped thousands of victims is calling for change.
2016/03/25 | TNL 編輯
Taiwan Legislator Calls For Ban On After-Hour Messages
In the latest session of the Legislative Yuan, labor rights of being free from employers’ calls after working hours were promoted; however, the Minister of Labor still says they have little control over the operation of the companies, including protecting labor rights after hours.
2016/03/22 | TNL 編輯
Taipei Mayor Proposes Making Up For Typhoon Day-Offs
The Department of Labor stated that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's proposal of making up cancelled work and school days due to typhoons on weekends conflicts with labor rights. However, many governmental departments are currently working on forming this new policy.
2016/01/10 | Zou Chi
Labor Groups Rallying to Urge Presidential Candidates to Regard Labor Policies
The director of the labor alliance says that no matter who wins the presidential election, the workers will continue to supervise the government and keep fighting for labor rights.