Migrants flee six months before contract ends: CLA
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The six-month period prior to the expiration of migrant workers' contracts marks the height of their fleeing from employers, a study by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) revealed yesterday.
December 31, 2012, 12:12 am TWN
The survey, conducted between 2011 and 2012, showed that 48.43 percent of migrant workers, either employed at homes or factories, had escaped 180 days prior to the expiration of their contracts.
The figure broke down into 36.93 percent for those escaping 180 days before their contracts expire, followed by 6.5 percent for 90 days before, 2.54 percent for 30 days before, and 2.46 percent for 60 days before.
Fleeing reached another pinnacle six months after migrants were admitted into Taiwan, the study showed. It found that 35.84 percent of migrants had escaped during this period.
“This indicates migrants are most inclined to escape during the six-month periods after they start and before they finish,” CLA said.