Lunar New Year’s Eve trains on time despite union protests: TRA

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/28
By: Wang Shwu-fen and Ko Lin

Taipei, Jan. 28 (CNA) All of the Taiwan Railways Administration’s (TRA) trains ran on schedule on Lunar New Year’s Eve despite a temporary shortfall in manpower caused by protests by rail union members, the TRA said Saturday.

Instead of going to work on Friday, hundreds of railway workers attended a protest initiated by the Taiwan Railway Union, which is comprised mostly of train station staff, to bash the TRA for forcing employees to work overtime during the Lunar New Year holiday.

The protesters argued that they had the right to have a holiday break just like everybody else and should not be forced to work overtime against their will.   [FULL  STORY]

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