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Dairy rules to change

Employers in the dairy industry soon are to be able to hire foreign workers, a labor official said, citing a consensus reached at a regular policy meeting held on Oct. 19. The Ministry of Labor and the Council of Agriculture reached a consensus at the meeting, but details of the opening — including the ratio of foreign workers to Taiwanese and the size of businesses that would qualify to hire foreigners — will not be available until a meeting next month, ministry Workforce Development Agency section head Kung Kuei-lan (龔桂蘭) said. The news of the opening came after labor officials, experts, workers and employer representatives reached an agreement in June to open abattoir work to foreign laborers. Both industries have faced personnel shortages due to the working hours, difficult work environments and high-risk nature of the jobs.


Taiwanese films nominated

Two Taiwanese films have been nominated for Hawaii International Film Festival awards this year, the Ministry of Culture said on Tuesday. Director Sunny Yu’s (于瑋珊) drama The Kids (小孩) was nominated for the best narrative feature, while director Li Nien-hsiu’s (李念修) documentary Hebei Taipei (河北-台北) received a nomination for best documentary feature award. The Kids is about two young lovers who struggle to support their family after being catapulted into parenthood at a young age. Hebei Taipei is a memoir about the director’s father, a former soldier whose family was torn apart during the Chinese Civil War and who was brought to Taiwan. The winners are to be announced on Nov. 15. The annual Hawaii International Film Festival opens tomorrow and runs through Nov. 22 in Honolulu.

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