The China Post
Date: March 28, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Ministry of Education pulled a U-turn Monday, retracting a
previously announced policy that would have included all nontenured professors under the umbrella of the Labor Standards Act.
Education Minister Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) said at the Legislature’s Education and Culture Committee that the inclusion should be “reconsidered.”
Amending the regulations governing the employment of nontenured professors would perhaps be a more pragmatic approach that would create fewer problems, Pan said.
“Even if they really apply to the Labor Standards Act, some exemptions must be made,” Pan said, noting that the act not only fails to protect the rights of these professors, but also is not comprehensive enough in terms of safeguarding students’ education rights or campus safety. [FULL STORY]