Australia plans major spending plus surplus in 3 years

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government announced Tuesday plans for major infrastructure spending including a new Sydney airport and an inland railway linking two major cities, while stickin...

MOL rebuts NT$2 billion subsidies for abandoned children of foreign workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Labor rebutted media reports that the government will spend NT$2 billion per year caring for children of foreign workers. Labor Minister Lin Mei-chu said tha...

Vietnamese woman to face deportation for working as an intern

Taipei (CNA) A Vietnamese woman who received a resident visa for investing in Taiwan will be deported after she was found to be "working as an intern" at a dumpling store. Immigrat...

Guam governor wants feds to address foreign worker visas

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo has announced his administration no longer supports the U.S. military buildup on the island because of the federal government's high rate of denials for temp...

U.S. report accuses Taiwan of human rights violations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Department of State accused Taiwan of various human rights abuses in its “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016” (full report). The report ...

Absconded foreign worker dies after plunging into ravine

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- A foreign worker, who had absconded from his job, perished Tuesday after falling into a 100-meter deep ravine,  according to Nantou County police. The man's ro...

Taxes? Trade? How Trump could affect key areas of economy

Donald Trump won the presidency by pledging to restore a vanished and golden economic era, when growth roared, factory jobs flourished and America sat unchallenged atop the global economy. ...

Law amendment underway to ease foreign worker woes

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) A law amendment to allow foreign workers to save making trips overseas after they have worked for over three years in Taiwan passed its first reading at the legislative Social We...

Lawmaker fears for life after pushing pro-foreign worker law revision

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker said Wednesday she fears for her personal safety after championing a law amendment that seeks to benefit foreign workers in Taiwan...

Taiwan introduces training for employers of foreign caregivers

Starting July 1, people in Taiwan who apply for permission to hire a foreign caregiver or domestic helper will be required to attend a workshop on the rights of foreign workers, the Ministry of Labor ...

Foreign workers joining IS will be fired and deported: minister of labor

In response to an Indonesian labor official’s statement that Indonesian migrant workers in democratic countries can easily become targets of Islamic State (IS) recruitment, Taiwan’s Minister of Labor ...

Illegal foreign worker brokerage ring busted

The mastermind of an illegal foreign worker brokerage ring and his accomplices have been arrested and 28 Indonesian workers who left their legal employers have been rescued, the National Immigratio...

Employers required to report migrant workers' residence changes

Employers who hire migrant workers are required to report any changes of residence of the workers to relevant authorities or face fines and have their right to employ the workers revoked, the Yun...

Online application for blue-collar foreign laborers to begin

Taipei, Nov. 10 (CNA) Taiwan will open online applications for blue-collar foreign laborers from Nov. 16 on a trial basis, following the opening in October of online applications for white-collar...

Indonesia to resume sending fishermen to work on Taiwanese vessels

Jakarta,Oct. 23 (CNA) Indonesia will resume allowing its fishermen to work on Taiwanese vessels, seven months after it announced a suspension in a bid to improve the working conditions of the migran...