- Toward a New Era in Collective Labor Law Revision of Taiwan’s Three Labor Laws
Taiwan’s “three labor laws” (Labor UnionAct, Collective AgreementAct, and Settlement of Labor DisputesAct) are vital to the realization of the right of workers to organize, collective bargaining, and dispute, and to the protection of workers’ rights to life and to work. The implementation of these three laws also serves as a foundation for the maintenance of stable economic development as well as an important mechanism for assuring that the fruits of economic development are shared by all the people.
Policies & Regulations
- New Labor Retirement System: Five Years of Achievement
By April of 2010 the number of entities paying into the new retirement pension system numbered 406,526 and the number of participating workers stood at 4,911,285. Those paying into the system voluntarily numbered 287,123. By June 10,2010 atotal of more than NT$512.6 billion in retirement fund premiums had been received, for an average collection rate of 99.60%, and payouts totaling NT$4,387,959,724 had been disbursed to 84,663 retirees.
- Action Plan of National Chemical Substance Register and Information Application
To close that loophole, the Council of Labor Affairs and the agencies in charge of different chemical substances have mapped out a promotion program for a Action Plan of National Chemical Substance Register and Information Application (running from 2009 through 2012) and submitted it to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) for approval and implementation.
- The Directions of Vocational Training Act Revision
The Vocational Training Act that was promulgated on December 5, 1983 and the subsequent implementation of subsidiary laws and regulations laid down a legal framework for vocational training inTaiwan, making exceptional contributions to the supply of technical manpower needed for economic development. The Act now needs to be revised to further promote the development of vocational training, skills testing, and skills competitions.
- Measures for Assisting to Enterprises Develop Human Resources
To help workers to retain employability, the Council of Labor Affairs is working with private training institutions to provide workers with a diversity of learning opportunities on the one hand, and on the other hand is providing various measures to encourage enterprises to invest in their employees. This double-barreled approach, with “workers eager to learn voluntary and enterprises eager to equip workers,” enhances the competitiveness of enterprises and workers alike.
- Government Works for “Perfect Occupational Safety‧Zero Accidents” Public Construction
The CLA hopes that all agencies in charge of construction will adopt a worker-friendly orientation concept and not hesitate to invest the resources needed to protect the safety and health of workers, create a safe, happy, and dignified working environment, and extend the “Perfect Occupational Safety, Zero Accidents” concept to all public construction projects.
- Training Plus Learning: Youth Employment Flagship Plan Initiated
To help youngsters better understand their job competitiveness and how well they fit in with the needs of industry, gain a deeper knowledge of their competence, and make early career preparations, the Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training of the Council of Labor Affairs has inaugurated a Youth Employment Flagship Plan aimed at youngsters aged 15 to 29. The plan is designed to bring industrial, academic, and training resources together to provide youngsters with practical and useful employment training services, and to provide training subsidies that will attract more private enterprises to participate.
- Serving an Ageing Population Government Boosts Employment Services for Older Workers
With the advent of an ageing society, the Council of Labor Affairs has mapped out policies for “provision of hiring incentives for employers,” “strengthening of employment preparation and adaptation,” and “lowering of obstacles to employment” to help the underprivileged middle-aged and elderly workers aged 45 to 65. The CLA has adopted a double-barreled approach of legislation and administrative measures to get rid of obstacles to the employment of middle-aged and elderly workers and help them to find jobs.
- Warming Economy Boosts Manpower Demand: Employment Reaches New High
The impact of the international financial tsunami that was aroused by the American sub-prime mortgage crisis and ravaged the world beginning in the second half of 2008 pushed Taiwan’s consumption and investment into a slump, leading to severe unemployment. With the global economy and the island’s exports and imports heating up, however, the corporate demand for manpower has strengthened; and, with the government implementing short-term employment promotion measures, carrying out the Stimulus Program to Expand Domestic Demand by Enhancing Local Infrastructure, and organizing a Job Expo, the unemployment situation has been controlled and is improving, and the labor market is turning upward.
- News From：Department of General Planning
- Publish Date：2010-04-30
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