Railway workers to protest penalties for holiday ‘strike’

The China Post
Date: February 4, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan

Employees of Taiwan’s railway administration said they would protest at the

Passengers are seen in the main square of Taipei Main Station on Thursday, Feb. 2. (CNA)

Presidential Office next Thursday against what they considered unjust punishment for not working over the Lunar New Year holiday.

About 200 staff who walked off work between Jan. 27 to Feb. 1 received letters from the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) for absenteeism, the Taiwan Railway Union (台鐵產業工會) said, adding that some of the workers could be fired.

Railway employees have maintained that they were only taking days off that were protected by law.    [FULL  STORY]

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