After gov’t offers olive branch, Taipower union rethinking strike action

The China Post
Date: July 1, 2016

TAIPEI–Taiwan Power Company’s (Taipower) labor union, whose 25,000 members have authorized union leaders to take “all sorts of actions” to deal with the management, said Thursday it would not plan any strike action for now after getting a “good will” response from Economics Minister Lee Chih-kung.

Union Chairman Ting Tso-yi said Lee, whose ministry oversees Taipower operations, has agreed to include union representatives in the process of deliberating amendments to Taiwan’s Electricity Act.

Lee responded positively to the union’s demand that amendments to the important act must be made in an open and transparent way and that the state enterprise’s union must be part of the process from beginning to end, Ting said.

“We care about this not just because our member’s rights and interests are closely related to the amendments of the law, but also because its amendments will affect the country’s economy and future energy policy,” he added.     [FULL  STORY]

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