The China Post
Date: October 28, 2016
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
A review of a disputed amendment to the Labor Standards Act descended into farce for a second time
this week, after fighting broke out again between lawmakers during a committee session.
The Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee was scheduled to reexamine meeting minutes from the session at which the first reading of the amendment was passed on Oct. 5.
The amendment would ax seven statutory vacation days. But the government’s plans to implement a five-day workweek will only guarantee one fixed day off weekly, giving businesses the option to ask employees to work on the other “rest day.”
The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) questioned the legitimacy of the Oct. 5 meeting, claiming that the chair, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Chen Ying, had ignored the alternative proposals and objections from KMT lawmakers. [FULL STORY]