By: William Yen
Taipei, March 6 (CNA) The organizer of a work-study program for students from the Philippines defended her program Tuesday after being accused of forcing the students to work excessive hours in hazardous and difficult conditions.
The charges mirrored those made in January by Indonesian students, who said the work portion of their work/study programs in Taiwan were simply pretexts to farm cheap labor to Taiwanese factories.
Christina Wu (吳孟玲), chairwoman of the Chinese Faith Culture and Education Development Association (FAITH), defended her program at a press conference Tuesday evening, accompanied by
University of Science and Technology (YDUST) in Miaoli, is aimed at helping foreign students “make the transition from blue-collar work to white-collar work.” [FULL STORY]