Slaves for Hire

There are about 150,000 foreigners (not the English teacher kind) that have come to Taiwan to work and give care to the elderly or disabled (and scores more working in factories). They are routinely made to work long hours and taken advantage of by not being paid for all of the work they do. This comes on top of not being respected as a brown skinned member of the community. They are here because in their home countries, it is extremely difficult to find a job and they likely are here making money and sending most of it back to take care of their family. Taiwan needs to step up and treat these people with respect. They are hard working people and deserve to be treated fairly. The riots in Kaohsiung are just an example of what can happen when people are fed up with being mistreated.

Foreign labor link

About the Author

I am a cultural geographer by nature, and now a photographer, videographer, musician, and webmaster.

Leave a Reply

You can use these XHTML tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <strong>