Filipino workers at I-Mei Foods Company in Taiwan ask their government to lift travel ban

Concerns expressed that Philippines' travel restrictions on Taiwan may prevent some from complying with contracts

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/02/13
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A copy of the letter signed by more than 400 Filipino workers of a Taiwanese company appealing for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to lift the travel ban on Taiwan. (ABS-CBN News photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 400 Filipino workers of I-Mei Foods Company have petitioned the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to lift the travel ban on Taiwan, reported Filipino media outlet ABS-CBN News on Thursday (Feb. 13).

In the letter, the Filipino workers are asking their government to allow its nationals to come to Taiwan, especially those who have existing contracts, according to the news outlet. They express their concern that the Philippines' travel restrictions on Taiwan may prevent some of them from complying with their contracts, as many are currently home for vacation.

The news outlet cited Jack Cheng, a senior I-Mei adviser, as saying that I-Mei only hires Filipino workers and has no other foreign employees; therefore, the travel ban would have a massive effect on the company. The problem would be felt especially in the area of new hires.

"If Filipinos cannot come to Taiwan, it's going to cause problems not only for I-MEI Foods, but for many other companies here in Taiwan," he was cited as saying.    [FULL  STORY]

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