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Taiwan in talks with Southeast Asian countries for new migrant worker sources

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to introduce migrant workers from new source nations starting 2022 to address labor shortage woes, according to the nation's labor authorities. T...

Taiwan rejects Indonesian rules on covering migrant worker costs

Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Monday that it will not accept the one-sided terms introduced by the Indonesian government that compel Taiwanese employers to shoulder costs incurred by certa...

Taiwan seeks solution to rising number of unaccounted-for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government on Wednesday (Oct. 21) promised to come up with practical solutions for the overwhelming number of unaccounted-for migrant workers in the country....

New appointments to Taiwan's Cabinet announced

Updated: May 19, 2020, 14:30 a.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will start her second and final four-year term on Wednesday (May 20) with most ministers in he...

Minister debunks long-standing rumor Taiwan’s Labor Pension Fund to go broke in 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) debunked a long-running rumor during a hearing in the country’s legislature on Monday (May 18) that the country&...

Taiwan in talks over dairy farm migrant workers

Taiwan is in talks with countries that supply migrant workers following an announcement in April that it would allow dairy farms to hire migrant workers on a trial basis. The move is part of an eff...

Taiwan sees third food delivery death in 5 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After two food delivery drivers were killed over Taiwan's National Day weekend, a Lalamove (啦啦快送) driver fatally hit a 74-year-old man who was jaywalking on Minsheng W...

2 food delivery drivers die within 3 days, Taiwan govt. threatens fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) is threatening to fine food delivery companies after two drivers perished over Taiwan's National Day holiday. While making a delivery in...

Taiwan's labor groups call for at least 5% hike in minimum wage

Several labor groups in Taiwan, including the Solidarity Labor Union and the Labor Rights Association, called Monday for an increase of at least 5 percent in the minimum wage,starting from 2020. Pr...

Taiwan's Central Bank calls for minimum wage increase

(Taiwan News) -- Taiwan Central Bank Governor Yang Chin-long (楊金龍) has called for a reasonable increase to the national minimum wage, invoking resistance from business leaders. Governor Yang mainta...

Taiwan labor minister supports hike in minimum wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) said Thursday (July 11) she hoped the basic minimum wage would be hiked when the relevant committee meets for a decision on August 14. ...

Taiwan-based EVA trying to arrange flights for 105,700 customers as strike drags on

An ongoing strike by flight attendants of EVA Air will result in the cancelation of 911 flights June 24-28, which will affect more than 100,000 of its passengers who had previous bookings for that per...

Transportation, labor ministers divided on issue of strike notice

The ministers of transportation and labor expressed divergent views Saturday on whether Taiwan should introduce a law to stipulate that aviation workers must give notice if they plan to strike. The...

EVA Air sues union for 'illegally' striking

EVA Airways on Friday sued the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU), alleging that it illegally mobilized its flight attendants to go on strike. The company asked for a compensation of NT$34 mill...

Minimum wage to increase again this year: Taiwan Labor Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s minimum wage will continue to rise despite unfavorable domestic and global economic conditions, promised the country’s labor minister Tuesday. An e...