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Foreign workers caught living in uncompleted low-cost housing

Foreign workers caught living in uncompleted low-cost housing

Taipei, Nov. 1 (CNA) Ten runaway foreign workers were caught Saturday living in budget housing being constructed by the government alongside the A7 mass rapid transit station in Linkou, New Taipei, where they had been staying for a month.
Acting on tipoffs, a Taoyuan police task force and labor officials caught nine absconding Vietnamese workers and one Indonesian, who had been living in one of the uncompleted buildings.
Police found that they had occupied an entire floor, where they slept on the floor or even erected tents to keep warm, with instant noodles, dishes, chopsticks, electric fans and cupboards scattered around.
Most of them were illegally hired by a subcontractor as cleaners, police said, adding that they will be deported in line with the Employment Services Act and immigration laws after the investigation into the contractors and brokers is complete.
(By C.C. Chiu and Flor Wang)


Updated : 2021-09-19 01:14 GMT+08:00