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40 years after retiring Taiwan train driver with dementia reports for duty on Dragon Boat Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) driver suffering from dementia believed that he was scheduled to work overtime during the Dragon Boat Festival and dutifully...

Taiwan Railway union wants members to refuse overtime work on May 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 10,000 staff at the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will not work overtime on May 1 following unsuccessful talks with Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai ...

13.5% of Taiwanese employees report unpaid overtime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Though work satisfaction rose last year to 72.5%, 13.5% of employees mentioned they had not received any extra pay for working overtime, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said i...

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...

Migrant workers rally ahead of January march for right to change jobs

A coalition of migrant rights groups and migrant worker organizations rallied outside the Ministry of Labor (MOL) in Taipei on Sunday to call on the public to join them on a march next month to push t...

'Worker Lives Matter' takes off in China with viral open-access spreadsheet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Resentful over grueling work hours, Chinese office workers have banded together to mount a new campaign to combat what is known as “996 culture” — workin...

40% of Taiwanese report 'strange encounters' at work during Ghost Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Survey results reveal 40% of Taiwanese workers had strange encounters while working overtime alone in the office during Ghost Month. The survey by yes123 was comple...

Taiwan company gives NT$1,500 to each migrant worker to boost spending

A manufacturing company in Taoyuan City has given NT$1,500 (US$50) to each of his approximately 500 migrant workers this week to promote spending and help revitalize the economy, the local government ...

EMS workers sue NYC over punishment for media interviews

NEW YORK (AP) — Four New York City ambulance workers who gave media interviews about their work on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic sued the city on Thursday, saying they were punished for ...

Mechanic pleads not guilty in airliner sabotage case

MIAMI (AP) — A former American Airlines mechanic who prosecutors say may have some links to terrorists has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sabotaged an aircraft with 150 people aboard. ...

China Labor Watch reports more labor violations by Foxconn and Apple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The labor rights group China Labor Watch (CLW) published a report on Sunday (Sept. 8) detailing labor violations at a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou that manufactures produc...

American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

MIAMI (AP) — An American Airlines mechanic appeared in court Friday on charges of sabotaging a flight because he was upset about stalled union contract negotiations and wanted to earn overtime fixing ...

Business Highlights

___ US hiring slow but steady amid trade war and global weakness WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that hiring has slow...

Hungarian govt won't amend labor rules causing protests

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government is not planning to change revised rules on overtime work and other labor code amendments that led to days of protests. Government sp...

Italy makes 'serious and reasonable' offer to EU on budget

Rome offered to stay below a deficit of 2.04 percent of GDP for its next year's budget in a bid to get approval from Brussels, walking back from an earlier pledge of 2.4 percent. After meeting EU...