BETRAYAL:The NPP and the SDP also expressed their disapproval, saying that the legislature is not a ‘rubber stamp’ and questioned the lack of supporting measures
Date: Oct 05, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday said that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文)
directive to the legislature to “ram” through a proposed five-day workweek with “one fixed day off and one flexible rest day” (一例一休) was a betrayal of workers.
Tsai on Monday instructed the Executive Yuan and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus at the first weekly High-Level Policy Coordination Meeting to push through a draft amendment to introduce a five-day workweek with two days off before the end of the year.
The KMT caucus said that Tsai’s changing of the phrase “one fixed day off and one flexible rest day” to “two days off weekly” (周休二日) was an attempt to obfuscate the policy’s goals, as it still does not meet workers’ demands for “two fixed days off.”
KMT Legislator Alicia Wang (王育敏) said that changing the policy’s name is like putting old wine in a new bottle. [FULL STORY]