By: Jay Chou and Lilian Wu
Jakarta,Oct. 23 (CNA) Indonesia will resume allowing its fishermen to work
on Taiwanese vessels, seven months after it announced a suspension in a bid to improve the working conditions of the migrant workers, an Indonesian official said Friday.
Nusron Wahid, head of the Agency of Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers, said the agency has reached an agreement with brokerage firms and will resume sending its fishermen to work in Taiwan.
In mid-March, many foreign worker brokerage firms in Taiwan were notified that they must stop recruiting Indonesian fishermen to work in Taiwan.
Statistics showed that more than 10,000 foreign workers work on Taiwanese fishing vessels, and among them, 8,800, or over 85 percent, are from Indonesia. [FULL STORY]