Referendum proposed on labor law revisions

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-01-12

Two political parties, together with labor rights and student activists, are proposing a

Two political parties, together with labor rights and student activists, are proposing a referendum on controversial revisions to the labor law that cleared the legislature on Wednesday. (CNA photo)

referendum on controversial revisions to the labor law that cleared the legislature on Wednesday.

On Friday, Social Democratic Party convener Fan Yun called the revisions a backward step and a democratic crisis in Taiwan’s public policymaking.

Fan called on the public to sign a petition to say no to overwork.

“We have already prepared a draft. After discussing it with scholars specializing in labor law and public law, we think it’s generally OK. We will hold a meeting with whoever is interested in joining us in making a decision as soon as possible. The draft asks: Do you agree to abolish the revisions to the labor law to be promulgated by President Tsai Ing-wen in 2018?,” said Fan.    [FULL  STORY]

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