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Taiwan takes action to prevent COVID loopholes among migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced Saturday (Jan. 22) that measures are being initiated to boost COVID-19 awareness and reduce transmission risk among Taiwan’s mi...

Taiwanese netizens envious of migrant laborer's paycheck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A migrant laborer’s payslip has been doing the rounds on Taiwanese social media recently, prompting fierce discussion among netizens who showed envy at the salary fi...

Amnesty flags Qatar rights abuses with French soccer body

PARIS (AP) — Human rights activists in France have urged the country’s soccer officials to pay attention to rights violations of migrant workers in Qatar a year before the World Cup. ...

Kashmir: Migrant worker killings spur exodus, halt industries

A recent spate of killings of migrant laborers in India-administered Kashmir has triggered a widespread emigration out of the region, shaking supply chains and bringing some industrial activity to a h...

Taipei inaugurates school for migrant worker empowerment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Migrant Worker School was inaugurated on Sunday (Oct. 24) as part of the capital city’s efforts to empower migrant laborers and improve their wellbeing. ...

Dubai's Expo 2020 reveals 3 worker deaths from COVID-19

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's Expo 2020 acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that three workers had died from the coronavirus over the course of building the world's fair during the ...

Dubai Expo 2020 offers conflicting figures on worker deaths

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s Expo 2020 on Saturday offered conflicting figures for how many workers had been killed on site during construction of the massive world's fair, first saying ...

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. ...

Migrant workers in Taiwan set for easier cross-border remittances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's financial market could soon see competition among businesses offering cross-border remittance services for migrant workers, said the country’s financial...

Hard lesson learned from migrant worker clusters: Taiwan premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 outbreaks among migrant workers at tech factories have taught the country a hard lesson, said Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Saturday (June 19). In an ins...

Employers of migrant workers in Taiwan face fines for shirking COVID prevention responsibility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Employers in Taiwan will be penalized if they ask migrant workers to sign an affidavit stating they will bear the consequences of getting infected with the coronavirus. ...

Taiwan's TSMC, UMC mull setting up COVID testing sites amid cluster woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Semiconductor giants in Taiwan such as TSMC and UMC are considering establishing COVID-19 screening centers after a string of migrant worker cluster outbreaks that are hur...

Taiwan chip packager King Yuan Electronics under pressure due to COVID cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A COVID-19 cluster outbreak is putting extra pressure on Taiwan-based chip packager King Yuan Electronics as all its foreign workers have been put under quarantine, leadin...

Taoyuan to build 'Maginot Line' for 100,000 migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) on Sunday (June 6) announced the launch of a "Maginot Line" for the city's over 100,000 migrant workers. During an epid...

COVID: India's Sikh community steps up amid pandemic

Harteerath Singh, who lives in the northern Indian city of Gurgaon, has contracted the coronavirus twice. In both instances, he took some time to recover, only to return and lead his nonprofit organiz...