The China Post
Date: November 9, 2016
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
Protesters on Tuesday ended a hunger strike against a proposed plan to cut seven statutory holidays,
but said the fight would continue in other ways.
Lawmakers today will review the recordings of a meeting last month during which a bill to cut seven statutory holidays passed its first reading, officials said Tuesday.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Liu Shih-fang said the review would see major parties at the Legislative Yuan check whether minutes from the Oct. 5 meeting matched recordings from the same committee session. The Oct. 5 meeting was tasked with reviewing an amendment to the Labor Standards Act that would ax seven statutory holidays.
The meeting however ended in chaos, as chairperson and DPP Lawmaker Chen Ying adjourned the meeting abruptly.
Chen claimed that the bill was ready to move into second reading, despite vehement protests from Kuomintang (KMT) lawmakers present at the meeting. [FULL