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Work conditions in Taiwan, China

The Active Population in Figures

 
 
Employed Persons, by Occupation (% of Total Labour Force) 2014
Manufacturing 27.1%
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 16.5%
Construction 8.0%
Accommodation and food service activities 7.1%
Education 5.8%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 4.9%
Transportation and storage 3.9%
Human health and social work activities 3.9%
Financial and insurance activities 3.8%
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 3.4%
Professional, scientific and technical activities 3.2%
Administrative and support service activities 2.5%
Information and communication 2.2%
Real estate activities 0.9%
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0.9%
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 0.7%
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 0.3%
Mining and quarrying 0.0%
 
For Further Statistics
National Statistics
Ministry of Labour

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Working Conditions

Legal Weekly Duration
48 hours per week or 8 hours per day.
Retirement Age
65 years or work for 30 years.
Working Contracts
It depends on the company. In general contracts offer little protection. The open ended contract does not exist. Full time employment is still the main type of labour contract in Taiwan, but companies increasingly hire independent contractors or temporary workers.
Labour Laws
Consult Doing Business Website, to obtain a summary of the labor regulations that apply to local entreprises.

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Cost of Labour

Minimum Wage
According to the Labor Ministry data, the minimum wage was TWD 23,800 per month in 2020.
Average Wage
The ILO does not have data for Taïwan.
According to the latest figures from the Budget Directory General of Taïwan, the gross average monthly wage was TWD 51,957 in 2019.
Social Contributions
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employers:
  • Labour Insurance Program: 10% on the employee's monthly insured salary up to TWD 45,800, with an additional 1% levied for unemployment insurance; of which the employer bears 70%
  • National Health Insurance Program: 4.69% of monthly insured salary, up to TWD 182,000, of which the employer bears 60% + a supplementary premium at the rate of 1.91% where the monthly pay exceeds the monthly insured salary range (capped at TWD 182,000)
  • Labour Pension Program: at least 6% of the employee's monthly insured salary up to TWD 150,000.

Social Security Contributions Paid By Employees: 4.55% of gross salary for health insurance and 1.9% for work-related insurance.

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Social Partners

Social Dialogue and Involvement of Social Partners
Unions have little power and strikes are rare.
Unions
Taiwan Confederation of Union Trade
Unionisation Rate
30%
Labour Regulation Bodies
Ministry of Labour

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