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Taiwan’s Chunghwa Post adds four more languages to its ATMs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post announced on Tuesday (June 21) that it has added four more foreign languages to its ATMs around the country. The company said at a regular Ministry of Tra...

Taiwan e-bikes will require license plate starting Nov. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on Nov. 1, all electric bicycles (e-bikes) must have a license plate before they can be driven on Taiwan's streets. On Monday (June 20), the Workforce Deve...

Taiwan urges migrant workers to ride certified e-bikes to avoid fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday (June 20) called on migrant workers in the country to ride or buy only electric bikes with a certification mark and not to...

Taiwan Ministry of Labor unveils average starting wage across different sectors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) recently unveiled the average starting salary at between NT$24,000 (US$808) and NT$47,000 (US$1,245) for working-age graduates last ye...

Taiwan softens impact of latest round of interest rate hikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the Central Bank announced modest interest rate hikes on Thursday (June 16), the government said it was taking measures to soften the impact on the public. The ke...

New Taipei migrant worker singing contest offers top cash prize of NT$30,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City is holding a singing contest for migrant workers that will hand out NT$300,000 (US$10,000) in cash prizes to the winners. On Tuesday (June 14), New Taip...

Taiwan to extend expiring work permits for tens of thousands of migrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will extend expiring work permits for a year for tens of thousands of migrant workers, CNA reported, citing a Ministry of Labor (MOL) press release. According to...

Migrant workers arriving in Taiwan can now skip 7-day self-health management

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Thursday (May 26) announced that arriving migrant workers will from Friday (May 27) no longer have to undergo seven days of self-health mana...

Taiwan railway union cancels Dragon Boat Festival action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railway Labor Union (TRLU) announced Wednesday (May 25) it was canceling its plan for an overtime ban during the June 3-5 Dragon Boat Festival holiday. On Ma...

Working parents in Taiwan scramble to provide childcare as classes move online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After national exams for middle schoolers concluded over the weekend, the Ministry of Education (MOE) suspended in-person classes at high schools and below from Monday (Ma...

Taiwan's MOL warns of 19 major Omicron symptoms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Saturday (May 21), posted a list of possible Omicron variant symptoms in English for foreign residents, with recent studies showing runny no...

Taiwan railway union plans overtime ban for Dragon Boat Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railway Labor Union (TRLU) said Wednesday (May 18) that 90% of its members had signed a call for an overtime ban during the June 3-5 Dragon Boat Festival holida...

Foreign workers in Taiwan only eligible to 50% pay for COVID sick leave

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers who contract COVID will only receive 50% of their salary if they take sick leave, but can apply for some labor insurance benefits, while those who must tak...

DPP lawmaker, NGOs slam university over alleged labor violations involving Filipino students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Fan Yun (范雲) was joined by the Taiwan Association of Human Rights and Taiwan Labor Front Friday morning (May 6) to accuse Kao Yuan ...

Taiwan employers cannot forbid workers from going out during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new revision to regulations on foreign migrant workers released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday (May 4) states that employers cannot forbid their workers fro...