By: S.C. Chang
Taipei, Jan. 29 (CNA) Trains were running normally Sunday, a busy holiday as married
daughters visit their parents on the second day of the Lunar New Year, despite a walkout by more than 200 Taiwan Railway Union members in protest over overwork, staff shortfalls and management’s failure to heed their demands.
Another 200 union members also refused to show up for work a day earlier, Lunar New Year’s Day, after talks between union and management broke down over measures to relieve workloads and increase staff and benefits.
However, enough staff were mobilized to show up for work after Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) Director-General Lu Chieh-shen (鹿潔身) urged employees to “jointly maintain the TRA’s good tradition” of providing services to the public during the busiest time of the year. [FULL STORY]