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Taiwan needs to improve working conditions to attract migrant laborers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A scholar has pointed out three factors contributing to Taiwan’s worsening labor shortage and the key to addressing it — improving working conditions. In ad...

Over 300 foreign workers at Taiwan’s Askey sent to centralized quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 300 migrant workers at Askey Computer Corp.’s plant in Taoyuan will be isolated at centralized centers amid a growing cluster. The Ministry of Labor (MO...

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 ...

Bustling bars, surging business: Dubai sees a post-vax boom

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nations around the world are lurching into lockdown, steeling themselves for a brutal surge as the omicron variant spreads like wildfire. But in D...

Learning kit for Taiwan migrant workers recognized at Japan design award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A package of educational materials designed for the migrant community in Taiwan has emerged as one of the 20 Gold Award winners at the Japanese Good Design Award 2021. ...

In contentious case, Kuwait deports Jordanian over protest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Kuwait deported a Kuwaiti-born, Jordanian national for joining an unauthorized protest, an official said Monday, the latest case to spark outrage over...

Taiwan's migrant workers scapegoated for spread of COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Migrant workers in Taiwan have been exploited and treated as "scapegoats" for spreading COVID-19, a Taiwan-based Canadian reporter claims. In early June, due ...

Lockdown on migrant workers in Taiwan's Miaoli to be lifted on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers in Miaoli County will no longer be confined to their dormitories beginning on Tuesday (June 29) as local COVID-19 cases have been brought down to zero. ...

Video shows migrant workers in Taiwan's Miaoli herded into packs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A migrant worker has shared video footage showing how their factory now restricts the movements of foreign employees and herds them in groups as they go to and from work. ...

21 migrant workers in Miaoli questioned by police for venturing out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police questioned 21 migrant workers in Miaoli County for violating a stay-at-home order that has been issued amid cluster infections at four high-tech companies in the co...

202 foreign workers test positive for COVID at 4 tech firms in Taiwan's Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of COVID-19 cases associated with four tech companies in northern Taiwan's Miaoli County has risen to 249, including 202 foreign migrant workers, primarily ...

Taiwan's Taoyuan encourages companies to test migrant workers for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said on Saturday (June 5) that dormitories housing more than 50 migrant workers should enact measures to avoid COVID-19 cluster infectio...

COVID alerts for migrant workers in Taiwan now available via LINE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) has launched a new LINE service that pushes notifications about the latest COVID-19 developments and control measures for the country’s m...

Taiwan to relax labor laws to attract white-collar foreign talent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A proposed amendment to a labor regulation in Taiwan would likely allow foreign graduates from prestigious universities to work in the country without prior work experienc...

Gulf Arab states launch new restrictions over virus fears

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab states on Thursday launched new restrictions over fears of the coronavirus resurging across their countries. With populations including ...