INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Firms were told foreign students ‘like working overtime,’ are ‘highly cooperative’ and could be assigned to ‘taxing, filthy and dangerous shift work’
Date: Mar 08, 2019
By: Ann Maxon / Staff reporter
Tungnan University yesterday apologized to the public for advertising its students from South and
Southeast Asia as cheaper than migrant workers and ideal for doing “filthy, dangerous shift work” in an internship program plan it sent to companies.
In the eight-page plan, which was circulated on the Internet on Wednesday, the school details all the “perks” companies could obtain from offering internships to its foreign students.
Companies could save at least NT$3,628 per month per worker by not paying the expenses required to hire migrant workers, including fees for labor insurance, health insurance and the employment security fund, it said.
Furthermore, restrictions on company capital, industry type and quotas of migrant workers do not apply to students, it said. [FULL STORY]