Migrant worker count in Taiwan climbs to 706,000, Indonesians largest group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The number of migrant workers in Taiwan is continuing to climb, with 706,060 workers from foreign countries currently registered, 90 percent of whom are from Indonesia, Vietnam...

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 to tighten rules against migrant labor rights violations

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's Legislative Yuan approved a third reading of amendments to the Employment Service Act on Friday, by which employers or employment agencies could be subject to a fine of up...

Indonesian caregiver abusing elderly Taiwanese man caught on camera

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - CCTV footage of an Indonesian domestic caregiver abusing an old disabled man has sparked discussions on the issue of long-term health care in Taiwan. The caregiver has been ...

Migrant caregivers demand 24 consecutive hours of time off

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) Migrant caregivers in Taiwan, mostly from the Philippines, demanded Sunday that the government guarantee their basic rights -- weekly days off of at lest 24 consecutive hours -- ...

Sexual assault of migrant workers in Taiwan up to 633 in 6 years: Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Approximately 633 sexual assault cases involving migrant workers have been reported in Taiwan over the past six years, and 70 percent of the victims are domestic caregivers, sai...

Taiwanese women brag on LINE about not giving domestic workers vacation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Messages posted on social media have surfaced showing Taiwanese female employers bragging about not giving their domestic caregivers vacation leave. On Sunday (May 13) the ...

Interactive chart shows how foreigners are distributed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two foreign IT professionals have created an interactive chart which shows how many foreigners of various nationalities live in different cities in Taiwan and gives some intere...

Migrant workers in Taiwan plan flash mob dance to demand better rights

Taipei, March 10 (CNA) Migrant worker rights groups in Taiwan are set to hold a flash mob dance at Taipei Main Station on Sunday to call for better rights for foreign migrant workers, especially femal...

Indonesian caregiver dies after 11th floor fall while trying to escape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indonesian caregiver was found dead on the terrace of a second floor apartment in Taichung yesterday after an apparent attempt to escape her current employer, reported Liber...

Taiwan's first domestic workers' union forms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The National Home-based Workers' Union (NHW), a new union for live-in caregivers, held it's first meeting on Sunday (Oct. 29) in New Taipei's Yingge District, accor...

Yunlin local government reinforces services for foreign workers

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) With some 18,000 foreign workers employed in the industrial and social welfare sectors in Yunlin County, the local government said Monday that it has set up a service center cons...

Referendum on migrant rights gets support, but change won't be easy

Three issues related to migrants' rights being voted on in a mock referendum garnered more than 90 percent of support from voters, mostly migrant workers, but the results were not received positiv...

Indonesia to seek higher pay for its domestic workers in Taiwan

Jakarta, Feb. 1 (CNA) Indonesian labor authorities are planning to raise the issue of higher monthly wages for their country's migrant domestic workers in Taiwan with effect from next year to brin...

Legislator urges law revision to protect foreign workers from rape

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) People First Party Legislator Chen Yi-chieh said Thursday she will propose a law amendment to prevent convicted rapists of foreign employees from gaining permission to hire...