Human rights committee asks for probe into amendment of labor law

The amendment of the labor law passed the third reading after an 18-hour, overnight provisional session on January 10

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/01/13
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Eight members from the Presidential Office Human Rights

Labor unions express anger after the amendment of the labor law passed the third reading (By Central News Agency)

Consultative Committee submitted an article to a Taiwanese newspaper on Saturday, asking Taiwan’s Control Yuan and Ministry of Justice to file an investigation into the potential violation of human rights by the recently passed amendment of the Labor Standards Act.

The amendment of the labor law passed the third reading after an 18-hour, overnight provisional session on January 10, as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party held the majority at the Legislative Yuan.

In the article published by Apple Daily, the committee suspects that the legislative process was imprudent due to a lack of full participation and examination.
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