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Quarterly Focus

  • "Fair employment Together" – The Council of Labor Affairs works together with employers to create a friendly workplace free of obstacles and with fair employment practices

    Under the process of globalization, industries in Taiwan are seeing a large-scale increase in the opportunities for international cooperation. The subsequent impact of international talent mobility is inevitable. As corporate owners seek to lower industrial production costs, lowering labor costs becomes an irreversible phenomenon. Meanwhile, atypical employment practices (such as professional and labor outsourcing and part-time labor) and the rise of contract labor has changed traditional industrial relations, impacting labor health and safety systems. Governments all over the world are faced with planning to provide protections to labors with the least conditions, especially in the area of guaranteeing equal labor rights to disadvantaged labor groups that the International Labour Organization are most concerned with. In addition to promoting disadvantaged labor rights (Employment Service Act, Article 24), Taiwan also prohibits discrimination in 16 categories, namely, race, class, language, thought, religion, political affiliation, nationality, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, appearance, facial features, physical or mental disability or previous union membership(Employment Service Act, Article 5, subparagraph 1).

Policies & Regulations

  • Council of Labor Affairs takes measures in response to signing of the Cross-strait Agreement on Trade in Services

    In order to promote the normalization of cross-strait trade, further the systemization of standards, safeguard the interests of cross-strait industrialists, expand market scope and cooperative exchanges, and reduce limiting measures, China and Taiwan completed the signing of the "Cross-strait Agreement on Trade in Services" on June 21, 2013. This is a step toward closer cross- strait relations since the signing of the Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) in June 2010.

  • Council of LaNbewosr Affairs partners with enterprises for the first time to host "National Workplace Safety Week" event to create a national occupational safety culture

    On July 8, the 2013 National Workplace Safety Week was held at the International Conference Center of National Taiwan University Hospital. The "Work Safety Management Seminar" that took place the same morning was the first that the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) had jointly staged with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), AU Optronics Corp (AUO) and Taiwan Responsible Care Association (TRCA). In the afternoon, the CLA held a "Conference on Occupational Safety and Health," whereby the president of International Ergonomic Association (IEA), Dr. Eric Min-Yang Wang, and Vice President of the Competence Center – EHS and Security for Asia Pacific BASF, Mr. Anthony Clymo, were invited to present keynote speeches. The event attracted the enthusiastic participation of domestic occupational safety personnel.

  • Revisions to Measures for the Implementation of Employment - Promotion Allowances Four major re-employment aids to help vulnerable and retired people seeking re-employment

    In order to assist specially targeted people who have withdrawn their pension under the Labor Standards Act to return to the labor market, and reduce disputes relating to withdrawing the vocational training living allowance, plus to help middle-aged and elderly people engage in entrepreneurial activities, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) revised 12 clauses to the Measures for the Implementation of Employment Promotion Allowances. The revisions were published on July 31 , 2013 and came into effect on August 2.

News Outlook

  • The results of the 42nd World Skills Competition were announced; ROC competitors achieved a record haul of prizes

    The "WorldSkills Competition" was first held in Spain in 1950, when the organization's original name was "International Vocational Training Organization" (IVTO). In 2001, its name was changed to the "WorldSkills Competition." The organization now has 67 member countries and regions, and its secretariat was established in Holland.

  • The Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) successfully holds the Vocational Honor – A Discussion about Technical and Vocational Education, Skills and Skill Certification Following the World Skills Competitio

    The 42nd World Skills Competition ended on July 8, 2013 in Leipzig, Germany. Of the 39 activities, the ROC (Taiwan) won six gold medals, four silver medals, eight bronze medals and 13 winning medals, coming in third globally and breaking its 15-year record for total medal haul.

  • The Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) Department of Planning, Director Chung is invited to participate in the US National Association of Government Labor Officials (NAGLO) annual conference, and boosts R

    The US National Association of Government Labor Officials (NAGLO) is composed of chief labor officials from each state and territory of the United States; its main mission is to assist members in sharing experience relating to labor policies, laws and relevant implementation. The ROC (Taiwan) joined the association in 2001 and is currently an international member that regularly participates in the association's annual conference events.

  • Multi-Employment Promotion Plan gains international approval International representatives visit the ROC to observe, exchange and share results

    August 12, 2013, the Multi-Employment Promotion Plan (MEPP) International Forum Sharing Meeting and Visit opening ceremony was held at the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation International Conference Center. Special guests invited by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) included: President of the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES) Dr. Angeles Bermudez-Svankvist and Executive Secretary Ms. Lenka Kint, WorldSkills International Chief Executive David Hoey, WorldSkills Europe President Jos de Goey, International Federation of Training and Development Organisations (IFTDO) Secretary-General Dr. Uddesh Kohli, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Lead Shepherd Dr. Jin Rong-Huan and 17 important members and government representatives from international employment service, skills competition and social enterprises organizations in nine countries, such as the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), the Sweden Employment Service Department and the Dominican Employment Service Bureau. Through the meeting, speeches and on- site visits, international expert representatives in the aforementioned areas were able to meet with Taiwan government and scholars and experts from third sector so that they could share experience about expanding the promotion of diverse employment and social enterprises.

  • Source:Department of General Planning
  • Publication Date:2013-09-30
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