Taiwan faces lack of migrant domestic help

The China Post
Date: November 29, 2015
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan is facing a lack of migrant domestic workers as neighboring countries offer better pay and work conditions, a local newspaper reported yesterday.

Migrant domestic workers are now reluctant to work in Taiwan, particularly in families where there are seriously ill people who need their care, the United Evening News said.

The government only allows families to employ migrant domestic caregivers to take care of their elderly or ill members. The migrant workers are not supposed to do household chores, but it is thought that many of them are required by their employers to do work not in their job descriptions.

Taiwan’s employment terms and environments are seen as worse than those of Japan or Hong Kong.     [FULL  STORY]

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