Pres. Tsai seeks review of annual leave system

The China Post
Date: October 4, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen demanded a review of the nation’s annual leave system for workers during the first policy coordination meeting on Monday.

Tsai said Cabinet-backed amendments to the Labor Standards Act — known as “one fixed day off, one flexible day off” (一例一休)” — must be passed by the end of the year in order to impose mandatory two-day weekends.

A review of the annual leave system would allow workers to receive ample rest time, Tsai said.

‘Government must resolve issue of unequal holidays’

The government must resolve the problem of unequal national holidays between the public and private sectors, Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang said, relaying Tsai’s talking points from the meeting.     [FULL  STORY]

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