Leftwing groups plan to highlight other topics as well
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Labor groups announced Saturday they would hold a major protest outside the
ruling Democratic Progressive Party headquarters on November 27.
Labor activists have repeatedly protested against a decision by the government to cut seven out of 19 annual holidays for workers, even though other measures will benefit labor and reduce the maximum amount of time that can be worked within a week.
Small groups of protesters recently invaded the offices of the DPP’s top lawmaker, Ker Chien-ming, and part of the party headquarters just before its chairperson, President Tsai Ing-wen, was due to attend a meeting there Wednesday.
The late November “autumn struggle” protest was announced online Saturday on a page called “Leftwing Fighting.” The group said that a number of social organizations would cooperate to launch the march and protest outside the DPP headquarters in Taipei City. [FULL STORY]