By: Wen Kuei-hsiang and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) The running mate of Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) reaffirmed on Monday Chu’s promise to raise the minimum wage to NT$30,000 (US$907) per month over four years if elected and to NT$22,200 from the current NT$20,008 in the first year after elected.
“This is a concrete promise, which can definitely be realized,” Wang Ju-hsuan (王如玄) said in a televised presentation of political platforms organized by the Central Election Commission for vice presidential candidates to detail their tickets’ agendas.
Wang, who headed the Council of Labor Affairs from 2008 to 2012, said Taiwan’s low wages, especially for young workers just starting out in the workforce, will be one of the key policies she will assist Chu in carrying out if elected.
They want to create a positive circle, in which not only enterprises can generate profits but employees can also earn a reasonable share of those profits, she said. [FULL STORY]