Taiwan seeks solution to rising number of unaccounted-for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government on Wednesday (Oct. 21) promised to come up with practical solutions for the overwhelming number of unaccounted-for migrant workers in the country....

Taiwan's top watchdog body to investigate safety, rights of migrant caregivers

Two members of the Control Yuan, the watchdog branch of the government, said Monday they will launch an investigation into whether government agencies are doing enough to guarantee the safety and righ...

Taiwan employers encouraged to renew contracts of Indonesian workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor on Friday (March 20) advised employers to renew the contracts of their Indonesian staff or find workers in other Southeast Asian countries, as Jakart...

Wuhan coronavirus hits women in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) across Asia has hit women especially hard, according to a BBC report. One of the key ways to prevent the outbreak from sp...

Taiwan health minister opposes crackdown on illegal foreign nurses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There should be a focus on the prevention of infections and on education instead of a crackdown on illegal foreign caregivers and nurses during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVI...

Undocumented caregivers in Taiwan present loophole in battle against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Undocumented foreign caregivers working in Taiwan may prove to be a loophole in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), as the No. 32 confirmed case has been identif...

Foreign caregiver announced as Taiwan’s coronavirus case No. 32

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Indonesian caregiver of a man in his eighties who is Taiwan’s 27th case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has been diagnosed as the country’s 32nd patient, t...

Taiwan to relax eligibility for subsidized respite care

An estimated 180,000 people will benefit from the loosening of regulations governing applications for subsidized respite care services when their regular foreign caregivers take time off, the Ministry...

Taipei steps up free at-home training for foreign caregivers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei City will continue to provide free at-home training for the city’s foreign caregivers to help them sharpen their caregiving skills and adapt to the local environme...

120 cases reported of foreigners working illegally in New Taipei hospitals over 5 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 120 cases of foreign workers being illegally employed as caregivers at hospitals in New Taipei City have been reported over the past five years, resulting in over NT...

Migrant worker 2018 remittances to top US$3 billion: Central Bank of Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Migrant workers likely remitted more than US$3 billion out of Taiwan in 2018, reflecting their growing numbers in the country, according to the Central Bank of Taiwan. In the first ...

Taiwan's loosened regulations on respite care to take effect Dec. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to secure foreign caregivers health and well-being, as well as to financially support Taiwanese families who require extra assistance on a temporary basis, the Mi...

Number of foreign workers in Taiwan tops 700,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of foreign workers topped 700,000 in late October, according to data released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) Tuesday. Ministry officials pointed out that the...

Filipina films Taiwanese caregiver battering elderly woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipina caregiver has released video on social media of a Taiwanese caregiver cursing, slapping and choking an elderly disabled patient. Early this morning, a Filipina ca...

Taiwan's labor ministry allocates funds to launch respite care services

The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday approved an allocation of NT$182 million (NT$4.79 million) to start a government service that will provide short-term relief for primary caregivers. In a me...