BUSINESS-FRIENDLY ACT?Taiwan Labour Front’s Son Yu-lian said the proposed regulations would remove rules that aim to protect jobs for Taiwanese workers
Date: Jan 07, 2016
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Dropping salary requirements for foreign white-collar worker would force down
local wages, labor rights advocates said yesterday at a protest outside the Ministry of Labor, calling for the withdrawal of plans to abandon absolute salary thresholds for work permits.
Members of the Taiwan Labour Front, Economic Democracy Union and other groups shouted slogans saying that the proposed changes go against the spirit of the Employment Service Act (就業服務法) and calling for the government to “hold firm” on the NT$47,971 monthly salary threshold in the face of corporate pressure.
In addition to the salary threshold, regulations require foreign white-collar workers to have either two years of relevant work experience or an advanced degree to be eligible for a work permit. [FULL STORY]