‘UNIFORM’:The DPP caucus and the Executive Yuan were ordered to complete the legislative process for mandatory two-day weekends by the end of this year
Date: Oct 04, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday instructed the Executive Yuan and the Democratic
Progressive Party (DPP) caucus to push through the legislature a draft amendment to introduce a five-day workweek with two mandatory days off, while reiterating her administration’s determination to carry out pension reform.
Tsai issued the instruction after convening the first weekly “administrative decisionmaking coordination meeting,” bringing together officials from the Executive Yuan and the DPP to deliberate on major issues, such as the proposal for mandatory two-day weekends, pension reform and money-laundering allegations against Mega International Commercial Bank (兆豐銀行).
“With regard to the unnecessary confusion caused by inconsistent national holidays, we should unify all public holidays and establish a uniform system applicable to every person in the nation,” Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) quoted Tsai as saying at the meeting. [FULL STORY]