Conference on pension reform held

DISSENTING VOICES:Some participants called for a less drastic reduction in the income replacement rate of public servants, according to NTU sociology professor Fu Tsung-hsi

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 23, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

About 200 representatives from local industries and the political community yesterday attended a

Vice President Chen Chien-jen, center, makes his way to Academia Historica to attend a meeting after the opening of the national affairs conference on pension reform at the Presidential Office Building in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

closely watched national affairs conference on pension reform.

The conference, held at the Presidential Office Building, was the culmination of the government’s efforts to solicit opinions from all walks of life on pension reform, which has included 20 preparatory committee meetings and four regional forums over the past six months.

The conference was attended by 192 people, including representatives from various industries, lawmakers and political leaders.

Attendees were divided into three groups: group one focused on pension payments and eligibility; group two discussed issues related to the management and sources of pension funds; and group three concentrated on pension system structures, special insured status and the transferability of working years across sectors.    [FULL  STORY]

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