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Quarterly Focus

  • Moving towards autonomy- a new look for labor-management relations


    Facing the challenges of the global financial crisis, the impact of global economic integration, changing demographic structure, and rapidly changing product market, the labor market's globalization and flexibilization trend is putting labor -management in Taiwan under pressure.

    In the last few years, the global financial situation has been volatile. Although the overall economic situation is gradually picking up, there is still much uncertainty, making the government's work even more challenging and complex. To make the labor -management relations in Taiwan more flexible, the three new labor laws were implemented on May 1, 2011, the aim being, though autonomous labor relations, to meet the challenges posed by the global financial crisis, the impact of global economic integration and rapid and massive changes in the domestic labor market and population structure. Consequently, there were high expectations from all quarters of society that the implementation of the three new labor laws would lead to union autonomy and provide a channel through which the voices of workers can be head, creating equal and harmonious labor relations.


Policies & Regulations

  • The CLA Implements the Foreign Caretaker Outreach Care Service Pilot Program

    To evaluate the establishment of multiple employment modes of foreign caretakers, to solve problems related to family care and to raise care service quality through non-profit organization training, supervision and management; the CLA promulgated the "Foreign Caretaker Outreach Care Service Pilot Program (hereinafter referred to as the Outreach Pilot Program)" on March 13, 2013, The non-profit organizations can file applications to the CLA before September 13, 2013; to be reviewed by panel sponsored by the CLA with scholars, experts, and representatives from social associations and related agencies, the non-profit organizations will hire foreign caretakers and dispatch them to the family-in-need to carry out daily care and related work.

  • The CLA Striving for the establishment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act to expand safety and health protection for all workers

    The Labor Safety and Health Act was promulgated on April 16, 1974, and was fully revised in 1991; in the 22 years since it has undergone no significant further revision. According to the implication of "the right of working in safe and healthy environment" revealed in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the ILO's Occupational Safety and Health Convention (No. 155) (1981) and the regulation that there should be no difference between industries, however, this Act is applicable to only 14 industries, including the construction and manufacturing industries, and is only directed at employed workers, and is thus clearly dismatch the international consensus on protection of worker health and safety being a fundamental human right; the Act thus being revised.

  • Explosion prevention electrical equipment type approval scheme promotion situation and results

    Electrical equipment should be designed with the capability to prevent setting off an explosion spark in a hazardous area where flammable gas lingers. However, whether a electrical product obtains the capability of explosion prevention, it cannot be ascertained from its appearance. Furthermore, there was no electrical equipment approval system established before. That makes it impossible to accurately evaluate a product's explosion protection performance. Consequently, the CLA actively promoted to establish an explosion prevention approval scheme for electrical equipment used in hazardous area. That will test all the explosion protection performance of electrical equipments which supplied by the manufacturers or importers. Products comply with the standard, will obtain a type test certificate of conformity. A conformity label will be authorized to attach on the product. It will make it easier for user to identity and buy a certified explosion approved product. The safety of workers will be retained.

News Outlook

  • Learning from Japan—The CLA invites Japanese scholars and experts to Taiwan to engage in unfair labor practice handling experience

    The CLA hosted the seminar "The Unfair Labor Practice May 15-17, 2013. Sugeno Kazuo, honorary professor at Tokyo Settlement Mechanism- Japan Experience" exchange event on University, Shimada Yoichi, public interest member of the Central Labor Relations Commission and also a Prof. Evgeniou Kimiyo, an official with the Central Labor Relations Commission, were in attendance, sharing their opinions to allow unfair labor practices to be handled more effectively in Taiwan by learning from overseas experience.

  • The CLA wins the first prize in the Improving the quality of work life category in IFTDO's Global Human Resource Development Awards 2013

    The International Federation of Training and Development Organization, (IFTDO)held its 42nd annual congress in New Delhi, India on April 23, 2013; the CLA's Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training (BEVT) won the honor of taking the first prize in the "Improving the quality of work life" category of the IFTDO's Global Human Resource Development Awards 2013, receiving a cup, a US$2,000 cash prize and a certificate, presented in person by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.

  • CLA's Minister Pan Shih-wei shows concerns for the work situation of Filipino workers in Taiwan when he visits Chih Kang Material Company in Tainan

    The CLA's Minister Pan Shih-wei visited Chih Kang Material Co. in Yongkang District, Tainan on May 25, 2013. This company has established the first Community Interest Company in Taiwan, to care for the mentally and physically disadvantaged, and Minster Pan gave his affirmation and thanks for this.

  • Source:Department of General Planning
  • Publication Date:2013-04-30
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