Government denies claims of labor law relaxation

The China Post
Date: January 11, 2017
By: Christine Chou

The government on Tuesday denied claims from the head of a business group that it planned to extend

Panic-stricken clients of Taiwan’s financially troubled The Chinese Bank line up at a branch office in Taipei, 08 January 2007 to withdraw their deposited money. (AFP)

the maximum limit for overtime work.

President of the Manufactures United General Association of Industrial Park (MUGA, 工業區) Qin Jia-hong (秦嘉鴻) told local media Tuesday that President Tsai Ing-wen and Premier Lin Chuan (林全) “had personally assured him” of a future increase from 46 to 52 hours per month.

But Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said Tuesday that the government had “no such plans,” adding the government would “not make any U-turns.”

Hsu said a flexible working hour policy applied to some occupations, such as department store staff during anniversary sale season who may work up to a consecutive 10 or 12 days.

But he stressed that such staff “must take their entitled days off.”    [FULL  STORY]

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