Labor ministry vows to improve labor conditions

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/04
By: Yu Hsiao-han and Y.F. Low

Taipei, March 4 (CNA) The government will continue to improve labor conditions, occupational safety and human rights of workers in Taiwan, the Ministry of Labor said Saturday, in response to Human Rights Reports for 2016 released by the U.S. Department of State.

The reports, published Friday, identified several human rights problems occurred in Taiwan last year, such as violations of legal working hours and exploitation of foreign workers, including foreign crewmembers on long-haul fishing vessels and household caregivers.

In response, the ministry said it will work to improve the problem in which workers work overly long hours.    [FULL  STORY]

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