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2021/07/13 | Syrena Lin

Between Miaoli and Taoyuan: Taiwan’s Response to Migrant Worker Rights at an Intersection

Miaoli was under fire for confining migrant workers to their dorms in response to a cluster of Covid-19 cases at factories. Taoyuan’s approach is a reminder that it could have been handled better.

2021/05/31 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Approves up to NT$840 Billion for Covid Relief

Middle and low-income households are eligible for subsidies, along with workers in certain industries. Migrant workers and other non-citizen residents, however, are not explicitly included for relief in the measures made public today.

2021/05/26 | Taiwan Insight

Not Obedience But Dignity: A Message From a Former Migrant Worker

A former domestic worker in Hong Kong for over ten years, Iweng Karsiwen is currently the Chair of Families of Indonesian Migrant Workers (Kabar Bumi). In this exposé, Iweng tells of her experience and challenges with the industry.

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.

2020/10/29 | Bryan Chou

What Can Taiwan Learn From South Korea in Recruiting Migrant Workers?

Taiwan has had a labor brokerage system for migrant workers in place for around three decades, but calls are mounting for the government to replace it with a direct-hire scheme. How should Taiwan do it?

2020/10/14 | Joe Henley

Equal Rights for Migrant Workers Now

There are 800,000 Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan doing the jobs locals don’t want or aspire to. They deserve equal rights.

2020/07/29 | Mongabay

Arrests in Indonesia Probe Into Latest Case of Labor Abuses on Chinese Fishing Boats

Following a spate of revelations about Indonesian workers suffering abusive conditions on board Chinese fishing boats, Indonesian authorities have opened three investigations into at least six deaths.

2020/07/11 | TNL Staff

Singapore’s Ruling Party Wins Crisis Election, But Opposition Gains

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party wins the general election again, continuing its uninterrupted streak. But it was also a massive victory for the opposition Worker's Party, which may hold over 10 percent of the parliament seats for the first time.

2020/05/22 | Kirsten Han

Will Singapore Search for Its Soul After Covid-19?

Covid-19 has given us many reasons to be pessimistic that Singapore will change, but there's hope.

2019/03/25 | Nick Aspinwall

Southeast Asian Workers Rally to Protest Sexual Abuse, Poor Labor Standards

Migrant workers gathered at Taipei Main Station on Sunday to protest the third-party brokerage system, sexual harassment of female workers, and the government's inaction in affirming human rights for Southeast Asian workers.

2019/03/18 | Brian Hioe

OPINION: Taiwan Must Discuss Migrant Worker Safety After Fatal Factory Fires

Taiwan must seriously address unsafe work conditions for migrant workers after its third fatal factory fire in 14 months.

2019/01/26 | Nick Aspinwall

INTERVIEW: '10 Years Taiwan' Directors Dish on Taiwan's Future and Its Present

The News Lens caught up with '10 Years Taiwan' directors Lekal Sumi and Rina Tsou, who discussed what inspired them as directors and how Taiwan can avoid the film's dismal vision of the future.