migrant workers’ rights in Taiwan

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

Migrant Workers March For Better Labor Conditions Despite Heavy Rain, Wind, And Cold

Despite heavy rain, wind, and cold, several hundred migrant workers and supportive Taiwanese activists marched today from the Ministry of Labor close to the Dadaocheng area in western Taipei, past Taipei Main Station, and towards the Presidential Office. There, migrant workers held a rally on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the barricades surrounding the Presidential Office... Read More