Wed, Jul 31, 2013 - Page 3 News List

Government to maintain stance in Philippines spat

Staff writer, with CNA

“It’s easier for Filipinos to communicate with foreign technicians at our high-tech companies because of their English proficiency,” Shen said.

Local high-tech companies, nonetheless, will not pressure the government to soften its stance on the Kuang Ta Hsing issue, Shen said, adding that he hopes the government will consider opening the door to workers from Myanmar and Cambodia.

While the number of foreign workers in Taiwan had surged to a new high of 463,000 at the end of last month, the number of Filipinos employed in the manufacturing sector had declined to 64,000 from a high of about 66,000 at the end of May, the EDN report said, citing Council of Labor Affairs data.

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