Gov’t aims to pass labor bill by year’s end

The China Post
Date: October 3, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The government hopes to see the debated “one fixed day off, one flexible day off” (一例一休) complete its legislative review by the end of the year.

Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said Sunday the passage of the policy would ultimately create a favorable situation for both employers and workers.

Passing the bill by the end of the year would allow firms to fix working schedules and finalize plans for next year’s national holidays, Hsu added.

The proposed policy mandates a fixed day off every week as well as “flexible” day off, on which employers can request employees come into work.

The Cabinet stands by the policy, yet Hsu acknowledged that ensuring its passage through the legislative review was out of the Cabinet’s hands.

If lawmakers choose to attach amendments or increase special holidays Cabinet officials could only passively request cooperation, he said.     [FULL  STORY]

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