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TETO Issues Visas to Indonesian Migrant Workers for Manufacturing Plants

TETO Issues Visas to Indonesian Migrant Workers for Manufacturing Plants (loker)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO) on July 11, 2019 issued the first cluster of visas for Indonesian migrant workers recruited by Taiwan manufacturing plants after the country allowed manufacturing plants to recruit Indonesian migrant workers (PMI) directly through the Direct Hiring program.

Through a press release in Jakarta, Thursday (07/11/2019), mentioning the impetus for the direct recruitment process will offer a more convenient and economical way for Indonesian migrant workers in manufacturing to go to work in Taiwan.

The program has gone through discussions and cooperation between the governments of Taiwan and Indonesia, on the Taiwan side there is the Direct Hiring Service Center (DHSC) under the auspices of the Taiwan Ministry of Manpower and the Indonesia Economic and Trade Office (IETO) which runs the process in Taiwan (election process).

This includes issuing a Recruitment Letter, visiting a factory in need, providing recruitment information and legalizing documents along with matters that must be prepared before entering Taiwan.

On the Indonesian side there is the National Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers (BNP2TKI) which assists in the selection of workers, the creation of a database of workers, the making of necessary documents and the Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO) that helps issue visas and other things needed to depart to Taiwan.

Based on the consensus of both parties between Taiwan and Indonesia, to ensure that this plan can run smoothly, each recruitment is expected to be completed within two months.

The success of the Direct Hiring program is a milestone for cooperation in the field of employment between Taiwan and Indonesia.

This method not only provides a variety of ways for employers in Taiwan to recruit Indonesian migrant workers, but also reduces the burden of migrant workers who will work in Taiwan, thus will be in line with Taiwan's expectations of prioritizing Human Rights and social welfare.

In addition, Indonesian migrant workers entering Taiwan can also enjoy the rights and obligations that should exist, including health insurance, emergencies and shelter subsidies, eligible migrant workers can submit user changes and other things, in the hope of providing good working conditions for Indonesian workers.

Until now, there are approximately 710 thousand migrant workers in Taiwan, including Indonesian migrant workers, the highest number with a total of almost 270 thousand people.

Most employers in Taiwan and Indonesian migrant workers can interact well, have harmonious relationships like family.

TETO believes that by pushing for the Direct Hiring program, it can create a mutually beneficial situation between users and workers, and help improve labor cooperation relations between Taiwan and Indonesia.