‘HOLIDAY KILLERS’:The DPP had promised not to scrap seven holidays, but it ‘turned into another KMT,’ after assuming power, trade union director Chan Su-chen said
Date: Dec 07, 2016
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Labor campaigners yesterday rallied outside the Legislative Yuan building to protest against
proposed amendments to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法), demanding that lawmakers scrap the amendments, which they said would institutionalize inferior working conditions prevalent in the nation.
More than 100 protesters from the Workers’ Struggle Alliance, Taoyuan Confederation of Trade Unions and the Trade Union of Electrical, Electronic and Information Workers in Taiwan gathered outside the Legislative Yuan, criticizing what they called the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) attempt to force the amendments through the legislature.
The proposed amendments seek to scrap seven national holidays and implement “one flexible rest day and one fixed day off” to accommodate a 40-hour workweek bill passed last year. [FULL STORY]