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...

US envoy calls for end to migrant worker service fees in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a pre-recorded message released Tuesday (Sept. 1), a U.S. envoy called on Taiwan to put an end to recruitment fees, service fees, and deposits for migrant workers. I...

Taiwan allows migrant worker employers to extend contracts amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Tuesday (June 9) announced that employers of migrant workers can apply to extend their contracts by three months amid the Wuhan coronavirus ...

NGOs urge Taiwan's labor ministry to step up migrant worker protections

A coalition of migrant rights groups staged a rally in Taipei on Sunday, calling for Taiwan's labor ministry to improve migrant workers' rights and safety. About 50 people, including migran...

Taiwan says Filipina caregiver has freedom of speech to criticize Duterte

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a request by the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to deport a Filipina caregiver for criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte, Taiwan's...

Migrant caregivers, domestic workers in Taiwan subject to centralized quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Friday (March 27) announced it is adjusting its quarantine policy regarding foreign migrant workers as part of its efforts to stem the coronavirus. According ...

Rally demands better work conditions for migrant caregivers in Taiwan

A women's rights group and a coalition of migrant rights groups staged a rally in downtown Taipei Sunday to demand better work conditions for women migrant domestic helpers and caregivers on Inter...

Indonesian infected with coronavirus traveled extensively on Taipei MRT, TRA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese authorities on Thursday (Feb. 27) warned residents to beware of areas of Taipei traveled by an unaccounted for Indonesian caregiver who on Wednesday (Feb. 26) wa...

38% of migrant caregivers in Taiwan abused by employers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 38 percent of migrant caregivers have been subjected to verbal or physical abuse while working in Taiwan, but only 46 percent have sought help, according to ...

Free medical checks for migrant workers available in Taipei on Aug. 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei City government will be offering free medical checkups, hair cuts, and other activities at the Taipei Main Station on Aug. 11. Chen En-mei (陳恩美), a secretary at t...

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...

Lack of day off for migrants is 'denial of human rights': scholar

Taipei, July 26 (CNA) Denying migrant caregivers one day off a week is a violation of basic human rights and labor rights, for which the culture of the destination country is partly to blame and "...

Migrant workers demand right to join referendum

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) Several dozen migrant workers from the Philippines and Indonesia demanded on Sunday that they be allowed to join a signature drive for a labor law referendum, saying that labor r...

Migrant labor agencies not allowed to charge placement fee twice: Taiwan Ministry of Labor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Ministry of Labor reminds foreign worker/caregiver staffing agencies not to raise another placement fee or the equivalent against migrant workers/caregivers when th...

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 -- ...