Labor groups protest against recalling seven holidays

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-14
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Dozens of labor movement members bared their upper bodies and protested over the government 6761704posing to hack seven days off their yearly vacation schedule in front of the Executive Yuan on Tuesday, warning the government not to legislate a holiday cutting bill or see more vehement protests.

The protesters chanted slogans of “recalling holidays and stripping laborers,” protesting over the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government’s changing attitude towards the seven holidays which the then ruling KMT government proposed to recall while the then opposition DPP promised to keep before the general election.

They feared that the new government is posing to contradict their promise and recall the seven holidays.

At the heart of the issue is a draft amendment to the Labor Standards Act proposed by the Ministry of Labor that would recall the seven holidays.     [FULL  STORY]

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