Abused by Employer, an Indonesian Fisherman Appeals to Taiwan’s Parliament

An Indonesian fisherman complained of being given the cold shoulder by the local labor office despite several complaints of abuse.

The News Lens
Date: 2018/06/01
By:  Nick Aspinwall

An Indonesian fisherman named Safrudin appeared at the offices of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan today, the country’s parliament, to recount a story of abuse and malnourishment at the hands of his employer in Yilan County, Taiwan.

Speaking through an interpreter, Safrudin – wearing a baseball cap and a mask to conceal his face – told Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Mary Chen (陳曼麗) and several officials from the Ministry of Labor (MoL) that his working conditions had deteriorated to the point where he had to leave his job as an offshore fisherman on the Man Chen No. 66 and seek shelter.

The case comes in the immediate aftermath of a Greenpeace investigation into abusive practices within Taiwan’s lucrative fishing industry. A series of reports by The News Lens further details a dangerous environment for workers, laden with corporate complicity and regulatory weakness.    [FULL  STORY]

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