Opening to more foreign caregivers for elderly protested

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/28
By: Y. Lin Wei and Flor Wang

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) A civic group staged a protest at the Ministry of Labor Tuesday over its 48857166plan to allow more foreign caregivers to provide home care for local people aged over 85 suffering from mild disabilities.

Citing concerns over the measure’s potential impact on the employment of middle-aged and second-time local job seekers, mostly females, a representative of the Universal Care Policy Alliance urged the ministry to give second thoughts to the policy, which is said to take effect in August.

The ministry has forecast that the measure will allow some more 35,000 foreign caregivers to enter Taiwan, which has provoked discontent among local long-term care groups.     [FULL  STORY]

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