PLEASING TWO SIDES: Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung said he hoped to ‘protect workers’ rights while minimizing the impact on society’
Date: Mar 22, 2019
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
In a bid to address potential labor disputes and minimize the effects of strikes, Minister of
Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) yesterday met with representatives from the Chunghwa Postal Workers’ Union, the Chunghwa Telecom Workers’ Union, the Taiwan Railway Labor Union, the Taiwan Highway Workers’ Union, the Taoyuan International Airport Corporation Trade Union, the Taiwan International Ports Corporation Enterprise Trade Union, the EVA Air Union, the Taiwan Confederation of Trade Unions and the Chinese Federation of Labor.
Before the meeting, Lin told reporters that a ministry task force had visited members of the unions in light of the effect that strikes have had on society.
The task force is seeking to understand issues that concern unions and adopt a preventive approach to resolve labor disputes, Lin said.
Representatives are encouraged to speak up and the ministry is to compile their statements for consideration, he said. [FULL STORY]