Higher pay for foreign maids in Taiwan? Taipei amenable to $521 monthly pay, says Baldoz

Date: August 25, 2015

MANILA – Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Monday she received a report

OFWs bound for Taiwan wearing 'I love Taiwan' shirts. FILE PHOTO BY ERIC APOLONIO

OFWs bound for Taiwan wearing ‘I love Taiwan’ shirts. FILE PHOTO BY ERIC APOLONIO

saying Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor is inclined to agree to a salary increase for household service workers proposed by the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam which could very well reach NT$17,000 a month, equivalent to P24,270, or $521.

“Our labor representative in Taiwan, Llewelyn D. Perez, has reported that there is already an understanding among the four countries sending household service workers to Taiwan, through their representative offices, to accept the proposal of Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor for a minimum salary of NT$17,000 per month, with a commitment to meet with the sending countries annually to discuss a yearly increase,” Baldoz said in a news release.

“The NT$17,000 minimum salary is NT$1,160 above the current NT$15,840 a month salary of HSWs, but NT$500 less than what the four sending countries have demanded. Nevertheless, this is the first increase in the minimum salary of HSWs in the last 18 years,” she added.     [FULL  STORY]

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