KMT vows to challenge pension reforms

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 22, 2018
By: Jonathan Chin  /  Staff writer, with CNA

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) is to challenge the constitutionality of the

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislative caucus members hold a news conference in Taipei yesterday to criticize the government’s pension reforms.  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

government’s military pension reform act at the Council of Grand Justices, party chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) said yesterday.

The Legislative Yuan on Wednesday night passed amendments to the Act of Military Service for Officers and Noncommissioned Officers of the Armed Forces (陸海空軍軍官士官服役條例) in a vote split along partisan lines.

The act is expected to take effect on July 1, alongside changes to the pension schemes for civil servants and public-school teachers.

Wu issued a statement to blast Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers for passing the amendments “roughly and in the dead of night.”    [FULL  STORY]

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