Policy Objectives and Priorities of the Ministry of Labor for 2020

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Policy Objectives and Priorities of the Ministry of Labor for 2020

Members of our labor force are an important driving force of economic development, but they are often a relatively disadvantaged group. It is the duty of this department to seek maximum benefits for all members of our labor force and create a better working environment. The Ministry has adopted "better labor force, better working life" as its policy vision, presenting the three goals of "safe work", "safe workplace" and "safe labor" to respond to the president's labor policy and support the administration. The Executive Yuan’s governance philosophy of "simple administration and convenience for the people" continues to plan various policies to promote employment and improve the welfare of workers.

1.Promote multiple channels of vocational training and promote the industrial use of functional benchmarks:
(1)In accordance with national key industry development goals, the "long-term care ten-year plan 2.0" policy and labor market manpower requirements, conduct training courses that meet industry needs and actively promote relevant talent training.
(2)Strengthen youth vocational training based on industry needs and on the direction of youth career development integrate training resources such as schools and industry according to different needs at the development stage, and promote public-private cooperation for pre-job and on-the-job training.
(3)Cooperate with major national industrial policies, promote the development of industry and training partnerships, and expand the benchmarks for application, promote the connection of between lessons and practice, and support the employment needs of industrial development.

2.Strengthen the employment service network and assist jobseekers to find suitable employment:
(1)Strengthen employment matchmaking, integrate multiple online employment service channels, provide real-time, fast, and accurate employment-related information, increase employment matchmaking efficiency, and actively promote national employment.
(2)Provide measures such as employment subsidies, cross-domain employment subsidies, temporary work allowances and employment compensation awards to assist unemployed workers in finding employment and encourage employers to hire workers to take care of services.
(3)Strengthen career counseling for young people, help clarify employment directions, and use relevant employment promotion measures to promote suitable employment.
(4)Plan to use customized in-depth career counseling, integrate employment services and vocational training resources, and provide incentives and subsidies to promote youth employment.
(5)Strengthen the promotion of employment matching for middle-aged and elderly people, use employment promotion tools to remove their employment obstacles, promote the employment promotion law for middle-aged and elderly people and formulate relevant sub-laws, and create a friendly employment environment.
(6)Promote employment services for second-time employed women, use employment promotion tools, develop flexible and diverse job opportunities, and provide women's employment support in conjunction with civil society and network resources to help remove employment barriers and return them to the workplace.
(7)Cooperate with the Executive Yuan in promoting the "Strengthening Social Safety Net Program" and "New Generation Anti-Drug Strategy Action Program", strengthening the connection of network resources, helping the vulnerable unemployed to remove employment barriers and promoting employment.
(8)Use vocational rehabilitation case management services, provide vocational counseling and assessment, vocational training, employment services, and job redesign, etc. to remove employment barriers, and implement a quota system to assist people with disabilities find employment.
(9)Use the employment promotion plan to help the unemployed find work in the local area; provide business consulting services and business loan interest subsidies to assist micro-entrepreneurship and promote employment.

3.Promote fair collective labor relations and strengthen the establishment of labor standards:
(1)Improve labor union association norms, counsel workers to organize labor unions, and promote group consultations.
(2)Strengthen the protection of the rights and interests of dispatched workers, and urge public institutions to implement legal compliance.
(3)Promote the minimum wage legal system and improve wages and special protection regulations.
(4)Review relevant norms applicable to special workers and safeguard labor welfare.
(5)Promote the legal system for part-time labor protection and strengthen the rights and interests of part-time labor.

4.Enhance national occupational safety and health standards, and improve the occupational disaster insurance system:
(1)Strengthen the efficiency of workplace disaster prevention management and labor supervision and inspection, and urge public institutions to implement legal compliance.
(2)Strengthen occupational health and labor health services to protect the physical and mental health of workers.
(3)Establish a safety and health intelligent development and intelligent industry management mechanism, and strengthen hazard prevention in emerging industries.
(4)Improve workplace safety and friendly working environment, and build a workplace safety and health culture.
(5)Improve the service network for the prevention of occupational injuries and diseases and for revalidation, and improve the protection of labor rights in the event of occupational disasters.
(6)Improve relevant provisions of labor insurance and occupational disaster insurance in a timely manner.
(7)Promote separate legislation for occupational disaster insurance and develop related supporting measures.

5.Improve the pension system and strengthen the protection of labor claims:
(1)Improve the labor insurance legal system, study and improve the labor insurance premium system, and review specific plans and related measures for labor insurance benefits and annuity systems.
(2)Push for the amendment of the annuity law in accordance with the labor insurance fiscal improvement plan, and ensure the economic security of workers in their old age.
(3)Raise awareness of labor insurance decrees and of the annuity system to strengthen the public's understanding of their rights and interests.
(4)Improve laws and regulations related to labor pensions, and enhance the labor pension system.
(5)Continue to urge all local competent authorities to step up their efforts to verify that public institutions provide labor retirement reserves on a monthly and full basis in accordance with the law to ensure the economic security of labor retirement.
(6)Raise awareness of the labor retirement system and of related laws and regulations, and encourage labor to voluntarily contribute to the new system of pensions to increase their retirement income.
(7)Optimize the allocation of non-established funds, increase the number of alternative investment positions, and take into account the fund's returns and risks.
(8)Implement flexible self-investment strategies to obtain long-term and stable income.

6. Encourage enterprises to promote Friendly Workplace design (measures) and promote workplace equality:
(1)Improve the legal system for equal rights in the workplace, strengthen education and handling of complaints.
(2)Protect employees' rights to work and to take care of family responsibilities in order to enable them to balance work and family life.
(3)Encourage employers to provide breastfeeding rooms and childcare facilities (measures) to create a childcare-friendly workplace environment.
(4)Encourage and incentivize enterprises to implement work-life balance measures  so that employees can balance their work, family care and personal life.

7. Participate in international labor negotiations and share resources, talents and markets:
(1)Participate in consultation and negotiation on international labor issues.
(2)Assess the degree of market openness for independent professionals in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and with relevant government authorities, and review the relevant provisions on work permits for foreign professionals in a timely manner.
(3)In order to implement the intensification of the education and retention of talents, actively recruit overseas compatriot and foreign students who have graduated from Taiwanese universities to engage in specialized technical work in Taiwan.
(4)Actively and continuously contact target countries through diplomatic channels to promote bilateral labor cooperation, and explore the willingness of countries with a positive quality of labor to cooperate.

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