Tsai urges businesses to raise wages

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 01, 2018
By: Su Fang-ho and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday urged businesses to raise employee wages,

President Tsai Ing-wen yesterday eats a steamed pork bun during the Democratic Progressive Party Central Standing Committee’s meeting at the party’s headquarters in Taipei.  Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

after announcing a 3 percent pay increase for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) workers.

Tsai made the remarks at a DPP Central Standing Committee meeting in Taipei, where they had baozi (包子, bun) from a store in Changhua County’s Lugang Township (鹿港).

Praising the restaurant, A-Zen Bakery (阿振肉包), Tsai said that the proprietor, Cheng Yung-feng (鄭永豐), should be recognized for serving good food and for raising his employees’ wages by 20 percent consecutively for the past two years.

Cheng last week gave his workers their latest pay raise, with the most junior employee at the restaurant getting a monthly pay of more than NT$40,000, she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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