Tofu factory fined NT$1.2 million for illegally detaining migrant workers

Government officials promised to step up inspections to prevent human trafficking

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/02/28
By: Maggie Huang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Labor Affairs Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government announced on Tuesday that it will fine Chan Shen Country Food Co., Ltd. tofu factory NT$1.2 million for holding migrant workers against their will. The bureau will also fine the brokerage company NT$500,000 for forcing the migrants to work illegally.

“The case is typical human trafficking, and the employer should be severely punished for mistreating migrant workers,” said an official of the Labor Affairs Bureau.

Kaohsiung police raided a dried tofu factory and rescued four migrant workers who had been locked inside on the second floor of the factory for up to 14 years and forced to work 15 hours every day.    [FULL  STORY]

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