Tsai highlights year of labor law reforms

Radio Taiwan International 
Date: 01 May, 2019
By: John Van Trieste

President Tsai Ing-wen (front, right) meets Wednesday with workers singled out for exceptional performance.

President Tsai Ing-wen has reviewed the government’s progress in reforming labor laws over the past year.

On Wednesday, Tsai marked Labor Day, meeting with model workers at the Presidential Office.

Tsai said that the past year has seen the minimum monthly wage rise to NT$23,100 (US$750). Meanwhile, the hourly minimum wage for part-time workers has risen to NT$150 (US$5).

Tsai also pointed to improvements in workers’ rights over the past year. She said a revision to the Labor Standards Act that cleared the Legislature in April protects the rights of dispatch workers. Another law passed last year improves the process through which workers can sue their employers.    [FULL  STORY]

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