Military retirees demand pension talks

MISUNDERSTANDING:A Cabinet official said today’s announcement would not be a draft proposal as reported, but a set of principles for revising the pension system

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 14, 2017
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

About 1,000 retired military personnel yesterday gathered in front of the Executive Yuan

Retired military personnel yesterday gather outside the Executive Yuan in Taipei to demand that Minister Without Portfolio Lin Wan-i open negotiations on pension reform.  Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

in Taipei to call on Minister Without Portfolio Lin Wan-i (林萬億) to negotiate a pension reform proposal with them before announcing it.

The Presidential Office’s Pension Reform Committee was expected to announce a proposal to reform military pensions at a news conference today, officials with knowledge of the matter said on Saturday.

The 800 Heroes group of veterans opposed to pension reform responded by announcing it would stage a protest yesterday to demand an explanation from Lin.

In a meeting at the Executive Yuan on May 11, Lin said he would communicate with veterans before submitting a reform proposal to the Cabinet and the Ministry of National Defense, said 800 Heroes operational commander Wu Chi-liang (吳其樑), a retired army lieutenant general.  [FULL  STORY]

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