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
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]