Cabinet approves additional TRA staff

TWO STRIKES:The ministry said it would give workers who were absent without leave over the holiday up to two demerits, which would be enough for dismissal

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 10, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber, Chen Wei-han and Shelley Shan / Staff reporters

The Executive Yuan yesterday announced that it approved the recruitment of 300 more

Members of the Taiwan Railway Union clash with police during a demonstration in front of the Presidential Office Building in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

employees for the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) to ease the agency’s personnel shortage, after more than 100 administration workers rallied in Taipei demanding reduced work hours and that the TRA drop demerits against employees who took off the Lunar New Year holiday
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) approved a Ministry of Transportation and Communications request to hire more employees for the understaffed railway sector, with the TRA to recruit about 300 more people in addition to the 115 new employees hired since the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took office in May last year, Executive Yuan spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said.

“Compared with the previous administration, we are absolutely confident in the staffing effort,” he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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