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Indonesian caregiver tests positive for COVID in New Taipei after 12 negative tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian caregiver has tested positive for COVID-19 after testing negative 12 times. Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chun...

Labor ministry rolls out one-stop service introducing migrant domestic workers into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) plans to implement a pilot program next year offering one-stop service to help introduce foreign domestic workers into Taiwan. The scheme, w...

Cop wrongfully arrests foreign caregiver for no ID while tossing trash in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei City police officer is being investigated for violating the Criminal Code (刑法) after he detained a foreign caregiver for not having an ID while she was taking...

All migrant workers can switch employers starting July 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (July 12) said it is lifting its remaining ban on migrant workers changing employers effective Tuesday (July 13). D...

Taiwan sets up mourning hall for Indonesian woman who died in quarantine hotel fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian caregiver who died in a fire at her quarantine hotel has received a traditional mourning hall following days of neglect, reports said Saturday (July 3). T...

Taiwan lifts ban on migrant caregivers changing employers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Thursday (July 1) said that it is lifting its ban on migrant caregivers changing employers with immediate effect. Amid cluster infections...

US calls out Taiwan's defamation law in annual human rights report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department on Tuesday (March 30) took issue with Taiwan's criminalization of speech that adversely affects reputation, among a few other issues, while l...

Taiwan employer pays migrant worker NT$8,938 in NT$1 coins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An employer in Taoyuan City paid a migrant worker NT$8,938 (US$312.43) in NT$1 coins following arbitration, reports said Saturday (March 27). The post office helped the...

Foreign caregivers in Taiwan work 10.5 hours per day, earn less than NT$20,000 a month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Tuesday (Jan. 26) released the results of a survey that revealed foreign caregivers in Taiwan work an average of 10.5 hours per day, but mak...

Taiwan rejects Indonesian rules on covering migrant worker costs

Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Monday that it will not accept the one-sided terms introduced by the Indonesian government that compel Taiwanese employers to shoulder costs incurred by certa...

Caregiver caught on video allegedly abusing elderly woman in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video of a migrant caregiver allegedly abusing an elderly woman in a wheelchair sparked public outrage after it was uploaded on Facebook Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 29). ...

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...