Date: Jan 27, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday criticized amendments to the Labor
Standards Act (勞動基準法), which were enacted last month, saying they had caused prices of most consumer goods to increase and forced shops and businesses to close during the Lunar New Year holiday.
KMT Culture and Communications Committee deputy director Hung Meng-kai (洪孟楷) said there has been much inconvenience and disruption in people’s lives since the amendments introduced the “one fixed day off and one flexible rest day” rule to enforce a 40-hour workweek policy and scrapped seven national holidays.
Hung said the new policy has made a mess of things, with most people demanding that the government review it and make adjustments. [FULL STORY]