New Year train services won’t be affected by strike

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-01-20

Ho Chen said New Year train services won’t be affected by strike. (CNA photo)

Train services over the Lunar New Year will not be affected by a potential strike. That’s the word from Transportation Minister Ho Chen Tan on Friday.

Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) staff have been complaining of working many overtime shifts without proper pay. The Taipei Railway Union recently said they would organize a strike over the Lunar New Year to protest the TRA’s refusal to negotiate. The protest, according to the union, will involve more than 1,000 workers.

Transport Minister Ho Chen Tan said Friday that he is confident rail services will not be affected.

“We hope the protesters are not assuming an unreasonable response from us and resort to confrontation. There is absolutely no need for that. We will try our best to negotiate We would like the public to know that our department is working hard to ensure train services over Lunar New Year will not be affected. We are very confident about that,” said Ho Chen.    [FULL  STORY]

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