The China Post
Date: November 28, 2016
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
Labor groups demanding “true justice” protested in front of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)
headquarters on Sunday, calling President Tsai Ing-wen’s transitional justice agenda “fake.”
Approximately 500 demonstrators from over 50 labor groups braved the rain on Sunday afternoon to express their dissatisfaction with the new government on a host of intersecting issues, such as immigrants’ working rights, land justice, higher education, energy transformation, gender equality, food safety and, above all, labor rights.
The annual “Autumn Struggle” protest has been staged by private sector workers since 2009.
Demonstrators accused the DPP of breaking its promises from the 2016 election cycle, saying the party has been overly focused on the Kuomintang’s ill-gotten assets, while social issues concerning the public’s daily lives have been overlooked.
Hsinchu Confederation of Trade Unions Director Chan Su-chen (詹素貞) said the president had been oblivious to the voices of labor in pursuing policies that would eliminate seven statutory public holidays and make changes to rules governing working hours. [FULL STORY]