Workers’ group urges protection of migrant workers in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/03/22
By Bear Lee CNA Staff Writer

Nearly 220,000 migrant health care givers currently work in Taiwan, but about 200,000 of

A protest organized by migrant workers in Taipei on Nov. 18, 2014.

A protest organized by migrant workers in Taipei on Nov. 18, 2014.

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those, being hired as either domestic helpers or caregivers, are not protected under Taiwan’s Labor Standards Law. That means longer working hours, lower pay and fewer protections than migrant workers in other industries.

Wu Ching-ju (吳靜如), a member of the Taiwan International Workers Association, a non-profit organization for the protection of migrant workers, noted that the NT$15,840 (about NT$498) average monthly wage for migrant domestic helpers has remained unchanged for 18 years.     [FULL  STORY]