Are foreigners allowed to rally?
It’s…a grey area. There have been reports of foreigners deported for rallying. Excuse? They’re not following the purpose of their visa.
It was much more common in the Ma government.
Mentioned before. I feel the DPP government is much more forgiving but… It’s not something I would risk. I…hopefully can help fight for more rights that once we get dual citizenship into place.
According to Mayor Lu. Probably bullshit.
This is a big rally, about wages etc, certainly loud. Nothing will happen to them because they are not complaining about immigration laws?
I know it is not the best approach, but makes me think about the whole dual citizenship madness and I wonder if something like that would make us visible.
Like mentioned privately. Being visible could go well or it could go south. If such a risk needs to be taken, then how can we deflect or counter criticisms? It should be airtight.
You foreigners get such good treatment. Double wage. Half time teaching English. It’s no fair. - Example.
Organisation doesn’t have to be visible to enact change. That’s what founding NGOs are for. Silent change can be effective too.
Basically yes, maybe.
It’s not politics.
For the same job local caregivers make at least 3000 NT$ per day.
It is politics. It’s exactly politics to get the law amended.
Coming up for your right to earn a better living is politics?
Yes. All lawmaking is politics. That’s what politics is. Policymaking. It’s right there in the word.
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Taiwan looks better internationally by treating them better.
Have you seen the security measures the authorities put in place around the presidential office building area when they do? I remember seeing a lot of barbed wire and barricades, almost as though they’re expecting a load of Chinese paratroopers to arrive rather than some Vietnamese and Filipinos wanting to have more than one day off a month.
I don’t get the impression the authorities welcome it.
NT$19,918 is low but they get free room and board, which has to be worth at least NT$6,000.
And they probably paid a multiple monthly salary to their agents to get here.
That’s an interesting use of the word “free”.
I also believe that the overseas workers have the additional benefit of free toilet paper for use with the Taiwanese arses they’re wiping, not to mention the free raw materials and components for the ones who work in factories.
and free shower!!
Foreign factory workers pay for their own room and board, which is deducted from their pay. Taiwanese who earn minimum wage still have to pay rent and buy food. I believe that’s why foreign caregivers get paid less than minimum wage and less than the foreign factory workers. I’m not saying it’s justified – I’d love for them to earn more, but a lot of Taiwanese families that rely on these caregivers would be priced out if they have to pay them the minimum wage or more on top of all the other expenses.