By: Wu Hsin-yun and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) The number of employers that had unpaid leave programs in place and the number of workers on unpaid leave in the second half of September both decreased compared with the first half of the month, government statistics showed Monday.
As of Sept. 30, 24 employers had unpaid leave programs in place, compared with 26 in the first two weeks of the month, according to Ministry of Labor (MOL) data.
Meanwhile, a total of 542 workers were on furlough, compared with 662 in the first half of September, the MOL said.
Affected by the economic slowdown, some employers have been asking their workers to take one to four days of unpaid leave per month for a period of up to three months, the MOL said. [FULL STORY]