More discussion of wage increase proposal needed

The China Post
Date: April 18, 2015
By: Stephanie Chao

The controversial Kuomintang- (KMT) proposed amendments to promote wage increases (加薪四法) for local workers, originally scheduled for a third reading at the Legislative Yuan yesterday, were met with opposition by business groups and recalled by the Legislative Yuan New Alliance (LYNA, 立院新聯盟). Further discussion with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is currently arranged for next Thursday, according to the KMT.

LYNA’s Lee Tung-hao (李桐豪) said that the party’s recalling of the package was based upon concerns over populism legislation, and explained that the KMT’s rushed attempt at passing the debatable proposal, along with the DPP and the People First Party’s (PFP, 親民黨) passive supervision of the ruling party, had spurred on their decision.

Lee reiterated that LYNA supports the amendments; however, the proposal lacks clarification on how enterprises would give back to employees.     [FULL  STORY]

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