Taiwan sees highest number of furloughed workers this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan saw 2,012 workers placed on unpaid leave by 26 employers between Aug. 1-15, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced Friday (Aug. 16). The figure represents an incr...

Breaking News! Taiwan's monthly minimum wage raised by 3%, hourly pay up 5%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's minimum monthly wage has been increased by three percent, while the hourly minimum rate has been hiked by five percent. After several hours of negotiations toda...

Taiwan’s working conditions better than US, Japan and Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s working conditions have continued to improve and in terms of hours worked are now better than the United States, Japan, and South Korea, according to the Di...

Taiwan's EVA Air flight attendants go on strike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Members of the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU) and representatives of EVA Air failed to reach a consensus on the union's demands, the TFAU announced today that...

Two Taiwan sport magazines cease publication

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following in the footsteps of For Him Magazine (FHM) Taiwan edition (FHM男人幫), two sport magazines published by Rich Horizon International Touch Media Corporation (宬世環宇) wi...

Uber, Lyft driver strike latest move to organize gig workers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting the challenges in laun...

Rehab patients' unpaid work for big companies likely illegal

A nationally renowned drug rehab program in Texas and Louisiana has sent patients struggling with addiction to work for free for some of the biggest companies in America, likely in violation of federa...

Over 100 migrant workers stage flash mob in Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 100 migrant workers staged a flash mob show in Taipei on Sunday (March 24) to call for an end to sexual violence against female workers and to call for better work conditi...

Taiwan authorities to probe alleged forced terminations at Apple supplier

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taoyuan's Department of Labor will launch an investigation next week into allegations that Apple supplier Career Technology (嘉聯益) forced 200 full-time employees to sign volunt...

Taiwan Chunghwa Post attempts to appease angry employees demanded to work first day of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post have attempted to allay resentment among employees again after announcing they will have to work regular hours the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday. ...

Puyuma Express driver worked 17-hour shift days before deadly derailment in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Labor (MOL) today announced that an investigation into the schedule of the driver behind the deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train in Taiwan's Yilan C...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2018. There are 68 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 24,...

Taiwanese beef noodle shop in a pickle over workers using feet to press suan cai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taichung's Office of Food and Safety is fining a beef noodle shop in the western Taiwanese city for having its employees stomp with their shoes on its suan cai (酸菜, pickled...

Workers in Taiwan should get double pay if they work on Double Ten Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) said on Oct. 10 that workers should get double time pay if they agree to their employers’ request to work on Double Ten Day, the...

Workers in Taiwan should get double pay if they work on Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner, Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) said in a news release on Sep 20 that workers should get double time pay if they agree...