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Indonesia postpones fee change for migrant workers in Taiwan until July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indonesia has postponed updating its migrant worker placement fee policy — a change that has provoked opposition from migrant employers in Taiwan — by six mont...

Taiwan and Indonesia to discuss migrant worker freeze

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s freeze on migrant workers from Indonesia and the latter country’s plans to demand Taiwanese employers pay a range of fees will be on the agenda when t...

Taiwan, Indonesia planning talks regarding labor cost dispute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Indonesia will prepare this week for a meeting to be held before 2021 regarding migrant worker settlement costs, which will be an extra burden on Taiwanese empl...

Taiwan mulls relaxing 12-year limit for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花) said Wednesday that a trans-ministerial discussion is taking place to determine whether the country should break away from ...

Taiwan employers face fine if caught providing shoddy dorms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor on Tuesday (Dec. 15) announced a draft amendment that will fine employers and labor brokers if they fail to ensure that migrant workers are provided ...

Taiwan mulls conditional entry for Indonesian workers to meet labor demand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government is considering granting conditional entry to Indonesian migrant workers to meet labor demand in the country, according to Health Minister Chen Shi...

Treating Indonesian workers for COVID-19 could cost Taiwan US$3.5 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cost of treating Indonesian migrant workers who tested positive for COVID-19 could exceed NT$100 million (US$3.3 million) as Taiwan continues to report imported cases ...

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 to ban entry of migrant workers from Indonesia on Dec. 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 30) announced that it will be imposing a ban on all migrant workers from Indonesia on Dec. 4 as Wuhan c...

Update: CECC mulls temporarily banning Indonesian migrant workers from entering Taiwan

[Update: November 30 at 15:54] The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Monday (Nov. 30) that all migrant workers from Indonesia will be banned from entering Taiwan for two weeks, start...

Taiwan to slap heavy fines on arrivals who fake COVID-19 test results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Among the new border control measures that will kick in on Tuesday (Dec. 1) in Taiwan is a penalty for providing a falsified coronavirus report. Individuals who show a ...

Indonesian workers arriving in Taiwan subject to centralized quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indonesian migrant workers will now be put under centralized quarantine upon arrival in Taiwan starting Friday (Nov. 20), according to the country’s health authoriti...

Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands

SUMATRA, Indonesia (AP) — With his hand clamped tightly over her mouth, she could not scream, the 16-year-old girl recalls – and no one was around to hear her anyway. She describes how her boss raped ...

2 Indonesian workers test positive for coronavirus in Taiwan quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Nov. 10) announced two new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) imported from Indonesia. During a press...

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...