International Workers’ Day in Taiwan

Press Conference Held Instead of Annual International Workers’ Day March Due to COVID-19

The annual march in Taipei commemorating International Workers’ Day did not take place today, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, labor groups held a press conference this morning on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office Building, where the International Workers’ Day march normally starts each year... Read More

2019 International Workers’ Day Demonstration Draws Thousands in Taipei

International Workers' Day saw thousands of workers take to the streets of Taipei today, with the demonstration beginning at noon today on Ketagalan Boulevard and ending around 4 PM. The demonstration involved throwing papers with a list of demands at the Legislative Yuan, firing bottle rockets at the Presidential Office, and a skit involving presidential contenders and the sea goddess Mazu... Read More

Ahead of International Workers’ Day, Migrant Workers Demonstrate Outside of Ministry of Labor

A demonstration by migrant workers took place outside of the Ministry of Labor this afternoon. Migrant workers demonstrated today because April 28th is the last Sunday before May 1st, which is International Workers’ Day, and which is commemorated with a labor protest every year in Taiwan. However, unless May 1st falls on Sunday—which is usually the only day off that migrant workers have off every week, if they have one at all—most migrant workers are unable to demonstrate that day... Read More