The China Post
Date: December 7, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Amendments to the Labor Standards Act passed a third legislative reading on
Tuesday, after a day of gridlocked legislative proceedings that saw lawmakers wrangling to occupy the podium.
President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the Executive Yuan and Legislature for their “time and effort” after the bill was passed.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers used their majority to push the controversial labor bill into a second legislative reading Tuesday afternoon, after voting to extend the plenary session.
Despite objections from opposition parties during clause-by-clause votes on the bill, some of the most contested portions still passed. These included Article 36 of the Labor Standards Act, more commonly known as the “one flexible, one fixed day off” clause, which allows employers to force workers to report to work on one of their two designated days off. [FULL STORY]