Labour inspections to begin in logistics industry

18 January, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) is beginning labour inspections in the logistics industry.

The MOL says, starting today, it will perform inspections in the public transportation, large-scale retail, catering, and freight transport sectors.

Labour union officials have been calling for yearly labour inspections in all transport companies with more than 1,000 employees, in the two weeks leading up to Lunar New Year.

Union officials say sectors such as vehicle transport and storage are notorious for listing holidays in their schedule but still forcing employees to work without clocking in, for as long as 13 working days in a row.

They add that the fines for these practices can be as low as NT$50,000-150,000, and that some employers choose to continue paying the fine rather than change their abusive procedures.

The inspections are scheduled to run until 26 February.

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