Railway union members protest against forced overtime

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/27
By: Wang Shwu-fen, Liu Shih-yi and Ko Lin

Taipei, Jan. 27 (CNA) Hundreds of railway workers protested in Taipei on Friday, shouting slogans and accusing the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) of forcing employees to work overtime during the Lunar New Year holiday.

Members of the Taiwan Railway Union, which is mostly comprised of train station staff, said the morning protest was their response to the TRA’s refusal to negotiate shift readjustments to prevent overtime.

The took part in the protest instead of going to work at the busiest time of year for the nation’s transportation systems, when most people return home for the Chinese New Year.    [FULL  STORY]

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