Having a pension is important. That is why the European Chamber of Commerce successfully lobbied for all APRC holders to be included in 2019.
This was supposed to resolve a long-standing issue of that had been raised in the position papers of the ECCTs Better Living and Human Resources committees since 2012.
There is however one group of people that even the European Chamber of Commerce have forgotten about. – The teachers working at private schools.
There is a dirty little loophole in the system which allows for private schools to not pay a pension. The reason? The private schools act!
As a teacher working in a private school, you are not covered by Labor laws and therefore you DON’T get a pension.
To give a quick run down of why… When the pension scheme was introduced, it was only implemented for Taiwanese. Since Taiwanese private school teachers already had good pensions, there was no need to include them.
So to summarize.
Buxiban – Yes
Kindergarten – Yes
Public School – Yes
Private School (elementary, junior high, senior high) – No… :'(