By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
In response to critics that the Democratic Progressive Party has done little to help
solve the island’s stagnant wage issue during its previous time in power, DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen countered the ruling Kuomintang that its failure to create a stable industry transition amid the declining economy has in fact resulted in a deteriorating job market, reports said Sunday.
“The ruling party has neglected to address the worst effects of unemployment, low pay and other social problems plaguing the nation for the last 8 years,” Tsai said.
Her comments came during DPP’s campaign efforts in Kaohsiung in the morning, where Tsai downplayed KMT vice-presidential candidate Jennifer Wang’s reported criticism on Saturday that her party only raised the minimum wage once while the former has raised it five times. [FULL STORY]