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Industrial migrant workers in Taiwan averaged NT$30,000 in June 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Industrial migrant workers earned an average income of NT$30,541 (US$1,100) in June last year, up NT$1,958 year over year, which mostly came from an increase in overtime a...

Migrant caregivers in Taiwan averaged 10-hour work days, made NT$20,000 in June 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The average migrant home care worker in Taiwan was paid a salary of NT$20,209 (US$728) last June, up NT$291 compared to June 2020, and worked about 10 hours a day, accordi...

400 migrant workers march for right to change jobs in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Migrant workers marched through the streets of Taipei on Sunday (Jan. 17) to demand the right to freely change employers. Over 400 migrant workers of various nationalit...

Taiwan to reopen borders to Filipino workers 'very soon': MECO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) on Wednesday (Jan. 12) announced that Taiwan is going to reopen its borders to Filipino workers "very soon." On...

Philippines envoy, Taiwan labor minister discuss entry of Filipino workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Chairman Wilfredo B. Fernandez on Tuesday (Jan. 11) met with Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) to discuss allowing Filipino ...

American teacher fired from Taiwan cram school for catching COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) ordered a cram school to compensate an American teacher after it fired him for testing positive for COVID. Michael O'Dowd, a 26-year-old...

Taiwan MOL to finish migrant worker immigration policy assessment by March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) is currently discussing a policy that will allow eligible migrant workers to apply for residency and will deliver an assessment report to the C...

Taiwan opens borders to Thai workers, eyes Philippines, Vietnam next

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Thursday (Dec. 30) announced that Taiwan is opening its borders to migrant workers from Thailand and that negotiations are underway with the...

Taiwan's minimum monthly wage to increase to NT$25,250 in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s minimum wage is set to increase starting on Jan. 1, according to the Ministry of Labor (MOL). The MOL proposed raising the minimum monthly wage and hourl...

Migrant workers rally ahead of January march for right to change jobs

A coalition of migrant rights groups and migrant worker organizations rallied outside the Ministry of Labor (MOL) in Taipei on Sunday to call on the public to join them on a march next month to push t...

Taiwan announces 4 strengthened quarantine measures amid Delta cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a Delta cluster infection at a Taoyuan hotel on Thursday (Dec. 16), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it will strengthen four epidem...

Taiwan emphasizes '3 nos' for migrant workers getting vaccinated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) visited migrant workers who were being vaccinated against COVID-19 at Taipei Main Station on Thursday (Dec. 9), urging all migrants t...

Thai migrant workers likely next to be allowed Taiwan entry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) said on Wednesday (Dec. 8) that a number of countries are assessing whether to agree to the conditions Taiwan set out for allowing th...

Taiwan announces COVID vaccination requirements for many workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Monday (Dec. 6) that beginning in the new year, all personnel from 24 categories of service facilities w...

Incoming migrant workers must have COVID insurance in Taiwan starting Dec. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Incoming migrant workers must have a COVID health insurance plan provided by their employers starting Wednesday (Dec.1), or they will be denied entry. On Monday (Nov. 2...