Taiwan Expands Migrant Workers' Roles in Labour Unions

Taiwan has passed the Labor Unions Act that expand foreign labourers' roles in unions, reports the China Post.


With the new law, migrant workers are given more powers to fight for their rights through labour organisations.


"Employers are prohibited to fire, lay off or reduce the salaries of workers who join unions or are engaged in union activities, the law stipulates. Otherwise the employer will be given a maximum fine of NT$300,000," notes the Post.


The Post notes that companies prohibiting workers from going on leave to take care of union business will be slapped with a maximum fine of NT$100,000.

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