Taiwan's monthly minimum wage to be increased by 5% on Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Among a number of new regulations to be rolled out on Jan. 1, 2019 includes a 5 percent increase in the monthly minimum wage and a 7 percent increase in the hourly minimum wage...

Taiwan minimum wage bill calls for fines of up to NT$1 million for employers who violate law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced a national minimum wage draft bill, which makes provision for the introduction of a mechanism and economic indexes governing th...

Taiwan health insurance payments to rise in tandem with minimum wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As the minimum monthly wage is set to rise on January 1, health insurance premiums will also follow suit for at least 3 million residents, though 120,000 people could also see c...

Bangladesh unions reject $95 monthly wage for garment workers

Hundreds of garment workers staged demonstrations in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on Friday, after rejecting the government's plans to hike their minimum wage to Tk 8,000 ($95, €81). The n...

Taiwan's monthly minimum wage to increase by 5% in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The monthly minimum wage will officially be increased by 5 percent next year, while the hourly minimum wage will rise by 7.14 percent, announced Ministry of Labor yesterday (Se...

Taiwan to raise hourly wage by 7% to NT$150

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's hourly minimum wage is to be increased by over 7 percent, while the monthly minimum wage is to be hiked by 5 percent, pending approval by the Executive Yuan, annou...

Taiwan to raise minimum wage by 5 percent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A review committee has recommended a hike in the minimum wage by 5 percent to NT$23,100 (US$749) per month, but the Cabinet still has to give its final approval. The pr...

Hundreds of migrant workers to march in Taipei on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hundreds of migrant workers will be seen marching in the streets of Taipei on Sunday with the theme 'Recognizing Non-Citizens', an action to bring to the government'...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Dec. 1 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows: @United Daily News: One-third of employees earn less than NT$30,000 per month @China Times: Caregivers in Tai...

Taiwan premier reluctant to introduce NT$30,000 minimum wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier William Lai (賴清德) expressed reluctance Saturday about raising the minimum monthly wage to NT$30,000 (US$993) after he said the previous day that certain companies ...

Taiwan's Premier Lai calls on companies to raise starting salary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Friday Taiwan's Premier William Lai (賴清德) called on all businesses, listed companies and especially the multinational companies based in Taiwan to establish a better way...

Minimum Wage rise is welcome, but workers and the economy demand more

A day after handing in his resignation, but before formally standing down, one of the final acts of outgoing Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan’s tenure was to sign off proposals for an increase in the mi...

Lin raises hourly minimum wage to NT$140 and monthly pay to 22K

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In one of his final acts as premier of Taiwan, Lin Chuan approved a committee's proposal to increase the hourly minimum wage to NT$140 (US$4.65) and the monthly minimum wag...

Taiwan's monthly minimum wage increased to NT$22,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After about six hours of discussions, the Ministry of Labor's annual Minimum Wage Review Committee decided to increase the monthly wage from NT$21,009 to NT$22,000 (US$725)...

30% increase of monthly minimum wage proposed by committee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A consensus on increasing Taiwan's monthly minimum wage from NT$21,009 to NT$27,711 (US$931) has been reached by the Ministry of Labor's annual Minimum Wage Review Comm...