TSU sacks entire staff

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-20
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Solidarity Union will sack its entire 6730073staff following its defeat in last weekend’s elections, reports said Wednesday.

The small pro-independence party lost all its three seats at the Legislative Yuan since its at-large list of candidates failed to reach the threshold of 5 percent. In addition, it also stayed below the minimum of 3.5 percent to receive government subsidies.

TSU Secretary-General Lin Chih-chia and former lawmaker Cheng Chen-lung held talks Wednesday, reaching the conclusion that for the moment being, all staff members should be laid off, leaving an eventual future chairman the room to start from the bottom up, reports said.     [FULL  STORY]

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