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Taiwan will raise monthly wages for the 220,000 migrant domestic helpers to NT$17,000
(US$520) from September 1, an Indonesian labor official said Thursday.
The amount will be an increase of NT$1,160 (US$35.90), or 7% from the current NT$15,840 (US$490), Agusdin Subiantoro, chief the National Board for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Overseas Workers, told CNA.
Taiwan has frozen the pay for migrant domestic helpers for 18 years, as domestic helpers are not entitled to the Labor Standards Law, which set the minimum monthly wage at NT$20,008 (US$620).
Agusdin said after rounds of negotiations, Taiwanese and Indonesian officials reached the agreement to increase migrant domestic workers’ pay earlier in the day. [FULL STORY]