FOUL PLAY:Talks cannot proceed if the occupation of the speaker’s podium is constantly used as a legislative tactic, NPP Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang said
Date: Oct 08, 2016
By: Cheng Hung-ta and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The caucuses of the three major parties in the legislature on Wednesday failed to reach an agreement
on completing the reviews of proposed amendments to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法), with each caucus accusing another of scuttling the negotiations.
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the New Power Party (NPP) caucuses met for a follow-up review of the proposed “one fixed day off and one flexible rest day” policy.
The hour-long meeting convened by the legislature’s Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee ended in discord.
The KMT caucus said that committee convener Chen Ying (陳瑩) went against Legislative Yuan regulations, adding that the KMT stands firm in its position that the committee meeting was ineffective.
NPP Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) said his party has always maintained that legislative regulations should be followed to have meaningful discussions, adding that from his perspective, the KMT was refusing to follow regulations and wants to “maintain its right to make trouble.” [FULL STORY]