- “National Vision for the Golden Decade” Focuses on Economic Revitalization through Employment Promotion
To achieve the developmental goals of “raising salaries and paying attention to both job and family; promoting employment and boosting the labor participation rate,” the CLA has mapped out an overall strategy and come up with related action plans aimed at building a comprehensive employment security system and creating a friendly workplace while also considering social justice, so that everybody will be able to enjoy the happiness of work.
Policies & Regulations
- Building an Occupational Health Service System to Boost Coverage of Care
The Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) is working steadily to establish an occupational health service system for the country with the aim of boosting occupational health care coverage. Under the revision of the Regulations of the Labor Health Protection that was completed on Jan. 21, 2011, large enterprises employing 300 or more workers, or enterprises with 100 or more workers engaged in operations particularly hazardous to health, are required to hire or contract occupational health care staff to carry out worker health consultation, health risk assessment, graded health management, and the health promotion according to the nature and scale of the enterprises involved. The enterprises are also required to carry our workplace health services through three measures: demand for the qualification of healtcare workers, written records of the content of services, and reporting of the results of regular health examinations. The goal is expected to heighten the coverage of occupational health care inTaiwanto 50%.
- Implementing the Youth Employment Policy
Young people are a vital resource for national development, and a high rate of youth unemployment means that young human resources are not being utilized effectively—and this will affect national development in all areas. The vision adopted by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) for the stimulation of employment in 2011 focuses on “youth employment,” with the planning and implementation of a variety of employment services and training measures to help an estimated 120,000 young people find jobs.
- Workers Urged to Undergo Training as Companies Cut Working Hours
As a result of the gloomy economic outlook in theUnited StatesandEurope, the recession brought on by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, turbulence in financial markets, and the threat of a double-dip recession, some Taiwanese companies are suffering a decline in orders and are facing the possibility of losses. Among other measures, they are responding by cutting back on working hours. To encourage workers to make good use of this timeframe by taking training classes, to continue developing the skills needed by individuals, to maintain the livelihoods of workers in training, and to stabilize employment, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) has launched a “Recharge and Restart Training Program” designed to enable workers to undergo further training and continue their careers with strengthened qualifications.
- Former ILO Official George Dragnich Tells about Labor Inspections and the International Experience
George Dragnich, former Executive Director for Social Dialogue of the International Labor Organization (ILO), visitedTaiwanin November, at the invitation of the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), to serve as a lecturer during the 2011 Seeds Programme for the Application of ILO Core Labour Standards. During a talk at the CLA on Nov. 9, Mr. Dragnich emphasized that it is not enough just to have a complete set of labor standards regulations, but that the rules must be accompanied by effective labor inspections if workers are to enjoy reasonable labor standards.
- Government Reinstates Employment Stabilization Assistance
The European and American debt crises of 2011 struck a blow at international financial markets, weakening corporate investment and consumer confidence around the world. This affectedTaiwan’s domestic corporate operations and employment situation, making it essential for the government to provide help in resolving corporate problems and stabilizing employment. The impact of the drastic changes in economic conditions struck in the third quarter of 2011; orders fell, leading to business losses or sharply reduced capacity utilization. Faced with the resulting corporate and labor difficulties, the CLA reinstated the Employment Stabilization Team which, in cooperation with the Inter-departmental Joint Diagnostic Task Force organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, visits companies imposing unpaid leave to provide diagnosis and help labor and management together weather the hard times. The team also helps companies improve their operating difficulties so as to secure the maximum interests of workers.
- News From：Department of General Planning
- Publish Date：2011-08-31
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