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Taiwan employers cannot forbid workers from going out during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new revision to regulations on foreign migrant workers released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday (May 4) states that employers cannot forbid their workers fro...

Cram school teachers, migrant workers can enter Taiwan with 10-day quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Monday (March 7) opened up to foreign cram school teachers under its business traveler category and lowered the quarantine for both white-collar professionals an...

Foreign caregivers eligible for permanent residency in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet on Thursday (Feb. 17) approved a proposal by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) to enable foreign caregivers to apply for permanent residence within five years after ...

Taiwan enables foreign blue-collar workers to apply for permanent residency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a severe shortage in the domestic labor force, the Cabinet on Thursday (Feb. 17) approved plans to enable foreign blue-collar workers to apply for permanent residency...

Taiwan reports 46 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 26) announced 46 local COVID cases. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 46 imported cases. The ...

Taiwan's Taoyuan to test 73,000 migrant workers as Askey cluster rises to 102

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a COVID cluster infection centered on an Askey Computer Corp. (亞旭電腦) factory in Taoyuan City grows to 102 cases, the city is planning to test over 73,000 foreign worker...

COVID cluster infection at Taiwan's Askey swells to 100

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A COVID cluster infection centered at an Askey Computer Corp. (亞旭電腦) factory in Taoyuan City has grown to 100 cases, including 69 foreign migrant workers. Taoyuan Mayor...

Taiwan reports 60 local COVID cases at Farglory FTZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Late on Friday evening (Jan. 21), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that 60 more foreign workers at the Farglory Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Taoyuan City h...

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...

1,500 Taiwan Compal Electronics workers tested after 2 catch COVID at Tasty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Compal Electronics (仁寶電腦) factory in Taoyuan City has been closed for disinfection and 1,500 workers tested for COVID after a couple who works at the factory were found ...

Hundreds in Lebanon protest measures targeting unvaccinated

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of people rallied in Beirut on Saturday to protest measures imposed against the unvaccinated, saying individuals should have the right to decide whether to be inoculated or not....

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...

5 COVID-positive migrant workers spark fears of outbreak in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The positive COVID test results of five foreign crew members after they left quarantine have sparked fears of a new cluster infection in central Taiwan. A community in ...

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...

New Philippine envoy hopes workers can enter Taiwan before Dec. 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) chairman, Wilfredo B. Fernandez, on Tuesday (Nov. 23) said he is aiming to complete an agreement with labor brokers to e...