Labour Minister Hsu Ming-chun says she supports increasing the minimum wage
A new study finds that coronavirus has negatively impacted young people's willingness to join the labour force.
The government is offering rescue loans for labourers facing financial difficulty due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Taichung District Prosecutors' Office has indicted four people involved in a labour brokerage company on charges of exploiting migrant workers through wage manipulation.
The cabinet is pledging NT$1 billion in funding for a programme the government hopes will help ease labour shortages faced by the tourism, hospitality, logistics and agricultural sectors.
7% of Taiwan's labourers say they were either laid off or suffered reductions in payments due to the impact of coronavirus last year, according to the Ministry of Labour (MOL).
Deputy Labor Minister Lee Chun-yi is warning that continued government subsidies are currently the "only way" to stabilize the Labor Insurance Fund.
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) is beginning labour inspections in the logistics industry.
The Taiwan International Workers' Association is questioning the government's decision to raise the minimum wage for live-in migrant caregivers and domestic helpers
Business groups panned the minimum wage hike for 2022 proposed by a Ministry of Labor committee Friday, worried that it will hurt service sector companies hit hard by Covid-19. However, labour groups are generally supporting it
The Ministry of Labour reported that a group of labour funds managed by the Bureau of Labour Funds had suffered massive losses of more than NT$470 billion (US$15.67 billion) as of the end of March, when equity markets at home and abroad plunged amid an escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Taiwan's labour funds had made good gains totalling NT$322 billion as of the end of July this year, putting the overall rate of return at 7%