‘LIKE A SHADOW’:Female workers affected by job losses have said they will follow Jennifer Wang on her campaign trail until they are granted pensions and severance pay
Date: Nov 24, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Labor activists yesterday confronted Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) vice
presidential candidate Jennifer Wang (王如玄) over her labor-rights record following a campaign event, clashing with police as they attempted to force a response to their demands by blocking her path.
About 20 members of the Taiwan International Workers’ Association and related labor groups who were protesting outside the Taipei City Election Commission rushed to stop Wang after she attempted to exit quietly through a side door.
Susan Chen (陳素香) — a middle-aged female protester — ended up prostate on the ground during the melee which ensued as demonstrators pressed against police who had formed a circle around Wang, with protesters saying Chen was pushed to the ground by a police officer while she was trying to block the door of Wang’s car.
Protesters shouted for Wang to “face” laid-off female workers who she sued during her tenure as Council of Labor Affairs Minister, accusing her of only caring about votes — not workers’ interests. [FULL STORY]