Radio Taiwan International
President Tsai Ing-wen has said her administration will continue to listen to feedback
on the new labor law in order to work with the public and resolve differences. Tsai was speaking Thursday at an award ceremony for selected exemplary workers for 2017.
The new labor law went into effect at the beginning of this year. It mandates one fixed day off per week plus one negotiable day, which can be traded for overtime pay. The revision has met with strong backlash from employers and employees alike. Many say the new schedule has put more strain on them without any tangible benefits.
Tsai thanked all the award recipients for their hard work. She said the government will continue to listen to the feedback on the new labor law in order to create a better working environment. [FULL STORY]