Radio Taiwan International
Date:04 March, 2020
By: Jake Chen
Several labor groups staged a protest outside the Cabinet on Wednesday after the labor ministry said that it will step up its search for undocumented migrant workers in Taiwan. The ministry says it will introduce a system of rewards for those who report illegal foreign workers.
The ministry says this push to find undocumented workers is meant to reduce the risk that they could spread COVID-19. However, Chen Hsiu-lien, an analyst from the Taiwan International Workers’ Association, says that the push will only serve to marginalize workers with illegal status. [FULL STORY]