abuses foreign workers for years
In 2022, the SWG finds that Taiwan should be downgraded to Tier 2 due to the government’s failure to meet the minimum standards as set forth in the TVPA, particularly in the following key areas: (1) failure to systematically identify trafficking victims; (2) inherent risks of human trafficking in the current employment system for migrant workers; (3) failure to regulate recruitment agencies and practices; (4) an impractical human trafficking law that prevents prosecution; and (5) and limited and ineffective partnerships with local and international NGOs.
Due to the existence of several policies that discriminate against migrant workers and provide insufficient protection, the migrant worker population has long been considered one of the most vulnerable groups in Taiwan. Most workers in Taiwan, regardless of their nationality, are protected by the Labor Standard Act (2020). However, migrant fishers working on Taiwanese distant water fishing vessels, as well as migrant domestic workers, have been left out by this law and are given fewer legal protections. Compared with nationals, these workers are at a much higher risk of forced labor and human trafficking. Despite NGOs’ reporting and the media coverage on migrant workers being abused and exploited, the Taiwanese government has taken a relatively passive attitude towards ensuring their rights and prosecuting those involved in exploiting these workers
The government officials only consider superficial
indicators of human trafficking and do not review potential trafficking in
persons cases in-depth and holistically. As a
result, cases of suspected forced labor or human trafficking are labeled as mere
labor disputes between employers and employees...
PROSECUTION : These numbers seem impossibly low
|Year/Type of trafficking||Sex trafficking||Labor exploitation|
Invited by Taiwan's government, an international
human rights experts panel conducted a five-day review from May
9-13 in Taipei of the country's implementation of two United Nations'
human rights-related covenants, namely the International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).
US Country Reports on Human
★ illegal migrant workers at large, the government sit aside
|United Daily, 2022-8-5||one out of ten migrant workers became illegal workers, a loop-hole of underworld gangs or drug dealers vip.udn.com/vip/story/122367/6515571?from=udn-category|
|United Daily, 2022-7-31||The agents urge Taiwanese government to take lessons from Singapore and no longer assist foreign laborers in running away - many of care-givers dropped the vulnerable who need to be cared most vip.udn.com/vip/story/121942/6500874?from=vipudn_recommendation|
|United Daily, 2022-7-31||
Taiwan police disclose that their superiors are unhappy about arresting
|United Daily, 2022-7-24||90% families applying for foreign care-givers have been waiting, some lucky ones will worry the care-giver is going to escape as soon as they got one. Does our government still sit aside to see these happen again and again ? vip.udn.com/vip/story/121942/6484067?from=vipudn_recommendation|
★ TTV news (台視 新聞"熱線追蹤") , 2022-7-16 3:42pm: Although the number of nurse-aides to home has risen,the supply could never meet the demand.
TTV news (台視 新聞) ,
|migrant workers policy comparison|
|monthly salary NT$ 17 thousands, after 6 years $24 thousands, 5 more years later, entitled to apply for permanent residency||salary NT$ 43 thousands, 2 days off per week||salary NT$ 36 thousands, plus welfare|