Date: January 5, 2016
The three ROC vice presidential candidates Wang Ju-hsuan, Hsu Hsin-ying
and Chen Chien-jen made their first and only televised policy presentations Jan. 4 during an event broadcast by the Central Election Commission.
Wang, running mate of the ruling Kuomintang’s Eric Chu, reiterated the pair’s determination to raise the minimum monthly wage from NT$20,008 (US$604) to NT$22,200 in the first year after taking office and to NT$30,000 over the next three.
“I will assist Chu in creating a virtuous circle of prosperity for the new generation, boosting economic growth through bolstering the salary structure,” she said. “Enterprises and workers will both enjoy the fruits of this progress.”
According to the former minister of labor, the pay plan forms a key plank in the KMT ticket’s comprehensive industry development platform. “The initiative will spur greater industrial transformation on the back of heightened consumption and more job opportunities,” Wang said. [FULL STORY]