KMT criticizes labor law, cites price increases

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 27, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday criticized amendments to the Labor

President Tsai Ing-wen, front row second right, and Lienchiang County Commissioner Liu Tseng-ying, front row third right, look at earthenware casks containing liquor at the Tunnel 88 distillery in Matsu’s Nangan Township yesterday. Tsai visited the island to greet the troops stationed there and learn about the local distillery industry. Photo: CNA

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]

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