No date set to enact labor law on 11-hour rest between shifts
Jan 16, 2017MarketComments Off on No date set to enact labor law on 11-hour rest between shifts
Recent amendments to Taiwan's labor law have already begun to have an impact on many local industries. But one of the new amendments, which requires an 11-hour rest between shifts, still does not have a set date for when it will go into effect.
The labor ministry says it wants to discuss the issue with affected industries before it decides on a date. It's thought the new amendment will have the biggest impact on the transportation industry, which has workers on various shifts. Industry operators say they need time to recruit and train more personnel before they can make major changes to their work schedules.
Labor Minister Kuo Fang-yu says there was originally a grace period of one year for the new law to take effect. But he said that period has been removed and it is more important to discuss the issue with affected industries and come up with a comprehensive plan.