Social categories of the working class in Taiwan

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Promise of riches often amounts to hardship for Taiwan's foreign labor
By Ching-Ching NI, Los Angeles Times, Saturday 1 July 2000. Unlike migrants in many other parts of the world, foreign workers here are legal. But language barriers and the low social status imposed by their short-term contracts leave them vulnerable to job brokers and employers in a system that labor advocates say is rife with abuse.
Taiwan allows direct hiring of Filipino maids and workers
AFP, The Straits Times, 22 February 2001. The Taiwanese government approved measures yesterday to allow local people to directly hire Filipino workers and maids without having to go through brokers. The aim was to make Taiwan more competitive. Bilateral aviation agreement.
Rights activists highlight foreign laborers' plight
CNA, Taipei Times, Thursday 26 November 2003. Several human rights groups urged the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) yesterday to solve the problem of runaway foreign laborers from the ground up with legislation to guarantee their rights. Workers often run away to escape miserable working conditions imposed by their employers and unscrupulous brokerage houses.
Foreign workers protest for rights in Taiwan
The News International, Pakistan, Monday 29 December 2003—Ziqa`ad 05, 1424 A.H. Some 600 blue-collar foreign workers took to the streets on Sunday in a landmark first protest for labour rights in Taiwan. The protesters, mostly from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, represented a minority group of some 300,000 foreign labourers