Staff writer, with CNAAn event to spread awareness of the situation and needs of Philippine and other migrant fishers is to be held on Saturday in New Taipei City’s Yehliu (野柳), the event’s organizers said on Friday. The Migrant Workers’ Concern Desk is the organizer of the “Many Journeys, One Family” event, which is to be held at the Wanli Fishing Port Activity Center. “The purpose is to meet with the fishers, because they are the most vulnerable [migrant workers],” desk staffer Leoni Pascal Ngo said, adding that fishers could share their most pressing needs at the event. Fishers are the most vulnerable migrant workers, because they live aboard the vessels on which they work, Ngo said. “Some brokerages take advantage of them and deduct money for food and accommodation,” Ngo said, adding that fishers are also to be informed of their rights at the event.
Source: Taipei Times February 10, 2018 15:56 UTC