Taiwanese employers who dock migrant worker wages can face NT$300,000 fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) under the Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday reminded the public that employers and labor brokers face heavy fines if they are found ...

Taiwan-based Filipino fishermen accuse brokers of 'overcharging'

Six Filipino fishermen based in Taiwan on Saturday accused Filipino and Taiwanese labor brokers of making excessive deductions from their salaries, saying they feel "deceived and mistreated."...

Hundreds of migrant workers protest in Taipei against brokers, demand direct hiring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hundreds of migrant workers marched in Taipei on Sunday (April 28) to protest against the brokerage system and demanded that it be replaced with a government-to-government dire...

Migrant workers protest illegal broker fees in front of Taiwan's MOL

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hundreds of migrant workers staged a rally in front of the Ministry of Labor (MOL) yesterday (Dec. 16) to protest against continued illegal broker fees despite an amendment to ...

Taiwan to rate foreign worker brokerages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The annual review of foreign worker brokerages will rate more than 1,000 companies beginning April 23, the Central News Agency reported Thursday. The existence and espe...

BBC reporter applauds direct hiring of migrant workers by Taiwan food company

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A story that has made a headline but has not really caught a lot of people’s attention was said to be “very unusual” by a BBC reporter. In the radio show &l...

Mock referendum held by migrant workers receives major support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A mock referendum organized by the island's Migrant Empowerment Network continues to receive major support according to the recent results of the poll released on Friday wi...

MECO chairman hopes to see more direct hiring of Filipino workers

Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) The head of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) in Taipei has expressed the hope that there will be more direct hiring of Filipino migrant workers in Taiwan to spare ...

Rules revised to set limit on broker service fees for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A regulation has recently been revised to reduce the amount of service fees that brokers in Taiwan can charge foreign migrant workers who have worked in the country for mo...