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Thailand isolates construction workers to curb virus spread

BANGKOK (AP) — As Thailand struggles to slow its worst wave of coronavirus infections, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha announced Friday a one-month lockdown of camps where construction workers are ho...

Taiwan poised to license experimental outward remittance service

Two companies will soon be able to apply for formal licenses for an experimental money transfer service that they were permitted to set up in 2019 mainly to accommodate migrant workers, according to t...

Migrant workers face dire conditions at South Korean farms

POCHEON, South Korea (AP) — “It’s a world of lawlessness,” Rev. Kim Dal-sung muttered over the phone as he drove his tiny KIA over narrow dirt paths zigzagging through greenhouses made of plastic shee...

COVID test credibility hurdle for Taiwan to re-introduce Indonesian workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus task force said on Tuesday (Feb. 2) Taiwan will not consider allowing entry of Indonesian migrant workers in the near future “unless there is a stron...

DPP criticizes Taiwan farm association for paying members in Renminbi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members on Wednesday (Jan. 6) criticized a farm association in Nantou County for paying its members in communist Chinese Renminbi (RMB),...

After months of calm, Thailand challenged by virus outbreak

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand, which has kept the coronavirus largely in check for most of the year, is facing a challenge from a large outbreak of the virus among migrant workers in a province close to Ban...

Taiwan's Wistron, contractors accused of labor law violation in India: reports

Taiwan-based contract electronics maker Wistron Corp. and its manpower contractors have been accused of violating labor laws in India after a riot occurred in the Taiwanese firm's factory in the S...

As Romania votes, millions still live in poverty

Roughly 6 million Romanians — about a third of all citizens who still reside in the country — live under the constant threat of poverty and social exclusion. A full 10% of Romania's ch...

Taiwan employers, brokers must cover quarantine fees for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's labor ministry said migrant workers should notify the authorities if their employers or placement agencies charge them for home quarantine costs. Violators...

France: Macron ousts interior minister in government purge

French President Emmanuel Macron ousted his interior minister amid a government shakeup on Monday, following mass protests against police brutality.  The reshuffle was aimed at shifting the governmen...

Controversial former labor minister appointed to head Taiwan's Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Presidential Office issued a statement condemning the Kuomintang's (KMT) occupation of the Legislative Yuan as "taking Taiwan's democracy hostage...

No more masks for coaches, substitutes in German soccer

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Coaches and substitutes won't have to wear face masks on the touchline for much longer in German soccer, after one of the most striking measures against the coronavirus was r...

NGOs urge Taiwan's labor ministry to step up migrant worker protections

A coalition of migrant rights groups staged a rally in Taipei on Sunday, calling for Taiwan's labor ministry to improve migrant workers' rights and safety. About 50 people, including migran...

May Day marks pain, not celebration for workers hit by virus

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year, many in Asia are shut up at home, riding out the coronavirus ...

No deportation from Taiwan of undocumented migrants seeking treatment: NGOs

A coalition of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that fight for the rights of migrant workers initiated a petition Friday to urge the government not to detain or deport undocumented migrant workers...