Postal workers to protest subsidies

DELIVERING A MESSAGE: Union members contended that employees hired before the reorganization of the post office receive higher subsidies than those hired later

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 01, 2019
By: Chen Wei-chi  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan Postal Workers’ Union members are to march in Taipei today over what they say are

The Minsheng Post Office on Taipei’s Minsheng E Road is pictured on June 7 last year.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

unequal subsidies between employees hired before Chunghwa Post’s reorganization 16 years ago and those who joined later.

As of yesterday, more than 2,200 people had signed the union’s online petition demanding equal subsidies for the same work, the union said, adding that more than 500 post office staff members nationwide would take part in the rally today, marching from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications to the Control Yuan and the Executive Yuan.

When Chunghwa Post was reorganized into a government-owned corporation in 2003, civil servants employed at the post office were deemed “transferred personnel,” while those that were hired after the change were considered “hierarchical personnel,” the union said.

Currently, the postal service employees about 11,000 transferred personnel and 14,000 hierarchical personnel, it added.    [FULL  STORY]

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