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Taiwan Labor Ministry Gives Migrant Caregivers' Appeals Short Shrift - The News Lens International Edition

Southeast Asian domestic caregivers protested in front of Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MoL) in Taipei Sunday to highlight the failure of officials to protect their contract rights, and demand the Labor Standards Act (LSA) be extended to include their profession.

Protest leaders had expected a sit-down meeting with ministry officials, but said they were forced to make do with a street-level visit after the MoL suggested Friday that they would be unable to meet on Sunday because it is a day off, an irony that did not escape those assembled at the ministry gates.

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