Agricultural company threatens 3-day strike

The China Post
Date: January 6, 2017
By: James Lo

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Protesting a fee hike imposed by Taipei City Government, Taipei Agricultural Products

In this file photo, produce is stockpiled in storage space that Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Co. rents from the Taipei City Government. In protest of a recent privilege fee increase, the company yesterday threatened to go on strike for three days before the Lunar New Year. (CNA)

Marketing Co. yesterday threatened to go on a three-day strike before the Lunar New Year.

Taipei Agricultural handles produce auctions and is a key player in the local wholesale market.

The Taipei City Government had previously announced it would raise the privilege fee levied on the company for its use of wholesale market spaces, parking locations and cold storage units, from the current 10 percent to 15 percent.

Taipei Agricultural held a press conference yesterday, saying the rate hike had been sprung on them without notice or opportunity for negotiation.

Taipei City Government’s proposal would greatly affect the livelihoods of Taipei Agricultural members, as it would send rent soaring by over 50 percent, the company said.    [FULL  STORY]

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