Equal Pay Day Observed on February 21, 2017, Two Days Earlier Than Last Year
In order to raise public awareness for equal pay for men and women, the Ministry of Labor has once again announced Equal Pay Day for this year. Since average salaries for different genders depend on a number of factors such as nature of the job, seniority, qualification,experience, and job performance, the Ministry is calling on all sectors to work together in narrowing the gender pay gap.
Conducting Joint Inspections on Travel Agencies and Tour Bus Companies to Protect the Labor Rights and Interests of Drivers and Ensure Public Safety
In order to prevent future casualties and fatalities caused by tour bus accidents from occurring, protect the labor rights and interests of drivers, and ensure public safety, the Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, and the Consumer Protection Committee (Executive Yuan) announced on February 16 the Travel Agency and Tour Bus Industry Joint Inspection Project. The relevant agencies will carry out inspections to ensure, supervise and urge industry comply with laws governing labor, traffic, and consumer protection.
Ministry of Labor Holds Hair and Beauty Industry Social Dialogue with Representatives to Promote Industrial and Academic Cooperation, Stabilize Employment, and Increase Salaries
The Ministry of Labor and the Taiwan Union of Hair and Beauty Professionals Association held the Hair and Beauty Industry Social Dialogue meeting on February 9, 2017. Representatives from hair and beauty industry unions, hair and beauty business entities (approximately 40 entities), the Chungyu Institute of Technology and other educational institutions, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Health and Welfare were all in attendance. A consensus was reached to focus on industrial and educational cooperation, stabilize employment, and increase salaries.
iCAP Logo--A Talent Cultivation Tool that Stands for Quality Training
In response to the demand for organizational and employee talent development, in recent years the Ministry of Labor's Workforce Development Agency has been promoting quality accreditation for competency-based training programs and awarding the iCAP logo to programs that pass quality accreditation. By attending iCAP accredited training programs, participants will receive trainings on the newest skills currently on demand within their industries, thereby improving their personal career competency.