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Policy Objectives and Priorities of the Ministry of Labor for 2021

  • Last Modify Date:2018-07-27

Policy Objectives and Priorities of the Ministry of Labor for 2021

    Laborers are the cornerstone of the country’s stability and an important driving force for economic development. The ministry takes "secure work", "safe workplace" and "safe labor" as its governance goals, and strives to create a smoother employment network, improve the quality of high-quality labor, and promote active personnel exchanges, while working towards the construction of a full range of labor protection policies and efforts to provide workers in the workplace with reasonable labor rights protection, a safe and secure work environment, and stable labor relations and labor market, while enhancing the work satisfaction of workers and the implementation of work-life balance.

  1. Promote multiple channels for vocational training and strengthen the employment service network
    • Strengthen the employment insurance system, continue to review relevant regulations, and enhance the function of promoting employment.
    • In line with the "Smart Machinery Industry Promotion Program", "Asia. Silicon Valley Promotion Program" and "Long-term Care Ten Year Plan 2.0" and other important national industrial development policies, through various vocational training measures, assist in nurturing the country's high-quality labor force.
    • In accordance with industry needs and career development and employment direction, strengthen vocational training , integrate production , education and training resources in accordance with the staged career needs of labor , and provide customized training and career development services through public-private cooperation.
    • Integrate multiple employment service channels on the Internet, provide real-time, fast and accurate employment information, and improve the efficiency of employment matching.
    • Provide employment incentives , cross-domain employment subsidies, temporary work allowances, and employment incentives to assist unemployed workers to find employment and encourage employers to hire workers, and actively promote national employment.
    • Provide youth job search support, enhance youth employment ability, promote innovative employment training models, and establish a work card system to assist youth employment.
    • Promote employment promotion measures for the middle-aged and senior citizens, and implement the Employment Promotion Law for the Middle-aged and Senior Citizens, in order to build a friendly employment environment and promote the use of labor.
    • Cooperate with major national industrial policies, promote the development of industries and training partners, expand application functional benchmarks, strengthen the connotation of skills verification, promote the connection of lessons learned , and support the labor required for industrial development.
    • Use the employment promotion plan to assist the unemployed to find employment in the local area; provide entrepreneurial consulting and counseling services and entrepreneurial loan interest subsidies to assist micro-entrepreneurship and promote employment.
  2. Strengthen the employment and management of foreigners, and participate in international labor affairs cooperation and exchanges
    • In response to industry changes in the environment, through the platform for dialogue between labor, employers, academics, government and society, research major cross-border labor policy planning and evaluation.
    • Improve the legal system of transnational labor, protect the rights and interests of foreigners working in Taiwan , and balance the employment rights of nationals and the employment needs of enterprises.
    • Strengthen the licensing management of domestic and foreign intermediary companies, and strengthen the promotion of employers and migration laws , and smooth channels for consultation and appeals.
    • Coordinate and contact the country of origin of migrant workers to strengthen the introduction and management of migrant workers .
    • Promote online application services for employers to hire foreigners , strengthen standardized work procedures for permit review, and hire workers directly to reduce the burden of migrant workers to Taiwan .
    • Build alliances of international organizations and continue to communicate with New Southbound Policy countries to enhance the international competitiveness of industry.
    • Participate in international labor organizations and labor issues consultation negotiations and cooperation exchanges.
  3. Construct a complete and flexible labor standard guarantee mechanism to promote fair collective labor relations
    • Implement the basic wage review mechanism and continue to promote the minimum wage legal system to ensure the basic livelihood of workers.
    • Establish a safe and flexible working hour system and review relevant regulations on working hours.
    • Improve the legal system of the three rights of labor, create a favorable environment for association, strengthen the negotiation capabilities and willingness of trade unions, promote the negotiation of labor autonomy, and enhance the labor dispute settlement mechanism.
  4. Construct an environment of equal rights in the workplace and encourage companies to create a friendly workplace
    • Implement the Employment Equality Act, strengthen the promotion of related education and the handling of appeals and review cases.
    • Promote employers to provide nursing (collection) rooms and childcare facilities to create a friendly workplace environment for childcare.
    • Train companies in the competence of planning friendly workplace measures, counsel and subsidize companies to implement friendly workplace measures, and promote the work-life balance of employees.
  1. Complete the occupational accident insurance system and strengthen workplace safety and health protection mechanisms
    • Improve the occupational accident insurance system, continue to review relevant regulations, and enhance the protection of occupational accident victims and their families.
    • Strengthen occupational safety and health management and enhance labor supervision and inspection efficiency.
    • Strengthen occupational health and labor health services, and implement inspection and management of hazardous machinery and equipment.
    • Establish an intelligent development and intelligent industrial management mechanism for occupational safety and health.
    • Improve workplace safety and a friendly labor environment, counsel companies to improve safe and hygienic working environments, and cultivate labor health service professionals.
    • Improve the occupational injury and disease prevention and rehabilitation service network to assist workers from occupational disasters to return to the workplace.
  2. Strengthen the labor insurance and pension system to protect the retirement life of workers
    • Improve the labor insurance system and finances, and continue to review relevant regulations to ensure the safety of the standards of living of the elderly.
    • Strengthen the inspection of workers' retirement reserves and implement the system of workers' retirement reserves.
    • Improve the legal system related to labor retirement, and enhance the protection of labor retirement rights.
    • Strengthen the promotion of laws and regulations related to the labor retirement system, and encourage employees to make voluntary contributions to retirement pensions.
    • Actively deepen investment research, refine asset allocation planning, and strengthen fund investment efficiency.
    • Construct a diversified investment strategy, implement the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, and enhance the long-term stable return of the fund.
  • News From:Department of Planning
  • Publish Date:2016-06-21
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