The MECO Labor Center is the representative office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Overseas Worker Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Taiwan. It also integrates the services of the Social Security System (SSS) and the PAG-IBIG Fund.
As such, the MECO Labor Center functions primarily to protect the rights of overseas Filipino workers in Taiwan based on the Philippine and Taiwan labor laws, policies and rules as well as their employment contract.
The Center also advances the welfare of OFWs by providing information, training and other services.
In extending welfare assistance, the MECO Labor Center helps address issues and problems involving harassment cases, occupational related accidents, death and health issues, work-related physical and verbal abuse, and needed assistance to locate missing OFW. It also provides custodial service to distressed OFWs needing repatriation or transfer to other employers.
To ensure compliance of workers employment contracts and related documents to both Philippines & Taiwanese policies, the Center evaluates, verifies brokers' licenses, employment contracts and related documents, including employment contracts and related documents submitted under the Special Hiring Program for Taiwan (SHPT).
The Center also seeks to identify acceptable job opportunities for Filipino workers in Taiwan through consultations with employers, contractors, ship owners, Taiwan manpower agencies and visits to factories and industrial and processing zones.
You may also visit the MECO Labor Center website at www.meco-labor.org.tw