Teachers, veterans protest over poster

‘INAPPROPRIATE’:Department of Information Services Director Kao Tsun said the content of a poster promoting pension reform was wrong and it would be abandoned

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 26, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber, Cheng Hung-ta and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writer

Members of teachers’ unions yesterday joined retired military personnel in a march to

Members of the National Federation of Teachers’ Unions protest outside the Executive Yuan in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

the Executive Yuan in Taipei to protest pension reform promotional materials, condemning the use of the term “unjust” on a poster.

The poster depicts a child’s hand touching an adult’s hand, calling for pension reform “for the sake of children.”

Dozens of National Federation of Teachers’ Unions members and the retired military personnel — who have been camped outside the Legislative Yuan to protest pension reform — twice clashed with police while waiting for a government representative to hear their demands over the poster, which was approved by the Cabinet earlier this month and calls the pension system “unjust.”

“What we see is the Democratic Progressive Party continually seeking to vilify military personnel, civil servants and teachers on the issue of pensions, a campaign for which it has even enlisted government agencies and the education system,” federation director-general Huang Yao-nan (黃耀南) said, adding that numerous ministries and schools had been instructed to distribute the poster electronically.    [FULL  STORY]

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