By: William Yen
Taipei, March 4 (CNA) Three Philippines students on Monday accused a manpower broker and a Taiwanese
university of subjecting them to abusive conditions during their work/study program in Taiwan, echoing similar charges leveled by Indonesian students in January.
The students, identified only as Raymark, Trixie and Joel, said they were among 52 students enrolled in a work/study program at Yu Da University of Science and Technology (YDUST) in Miaoli who had to work 40 hours per week at a tile manufacturing facility, double the maximum 20 hours a week legally allowed for such a program.
Raymark (front, left), Trixie (front, center) and Joel (front, right)
Some of the students were also on the receiving end of verbal abuse, including Taiwanese swear words, from factory foremen, while they were working, the students said at a press conference organized by DPP Legislator Chang Liao Wan-chien (張廖萬堅). [FULL STORY]