The China Post
Date: December 6, 2016
By: Yuan-Ming Chiao
The government, opposition and labor representatives are set to clash both inside and outside the
legislature Tuesday ahead of a vote on amendments to the Labor Standards Act.
President Tsai Ing-wen reiterated her support for the speedy passage of the bill during a policy coordination meeting held with top government officials late Monday afternoon.
Tsai also acknowledged the “toil and hardship” of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘). Ker has spearheaded the bill’s contentious movement through the legislative process and has also been the focus of much the labor movement’s ire.
He was knocked to the floor by angry protesters last Friday while attempting to pass a police cordon and enter the legislative building. [FULL STORY]