Ministry of Labor loosens policy for foreign workers’ occupational injuries
Workforce Development Agency noted on August 7 that it will loosen the policy for foreign workers’ occupational injuries in Taiwan. It will agree these injured foreign workers to stay in Taiwan to take the further medical treatment as long as the doctors think there is a necessary after made diagnosis even though the contract is invalid.
According to the statistics is due this June, it shows that there are more than 300,000 foreign workers in Taiwan. Most of them are working in the high-risk industry. However, some of them may be refused to pay the medical insurance by the employers once the occupational injure occurred. The member of Taiwan International Workers' Association Chen Su-hsiao appeals to the authority to offer these foreign labors who suffer from the occupational injuries the well protection. “Even there is a legal policy. However, the foreign workers usually work by contracts causing they may lose many rights once they have occupational injuries,” she said.
The deputy team leader of Workforce Development Agency Chou Wen-hui noted that it already loosened the policy for foreign workers’ occupational injuries. It had never every rejected any applications so far.