Labor law revisions face review Monday at earliest
Nov 17, 2017CultureComments Off on Labor law revisions face review Monday at earliest
The legislature is set to review revisions to the controversial labor law next Monday at the earliest. That was the word from Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming on Friday.
The revision will be reviewed by the economics committee, and the social welfare and environmental hygiene committee.
The legislature made the decision after holding a vote. That's after scuffles broke out between DPP and opposition KMT lawmakers.
The government amended the labor law last December to give workers "one fixed, and one flexible day off" per week. However, while the amendment was intended to protect laborers' rights, it has come under fire from both employers and employees.
The proposed changes include an increase to the maximum overtime permitted per month. It also sets at 12 the maximum number of consecutive days an employee can work without a day off. Labor rights activists have said the changes favor employers.