Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Ministry of Labor on Wednesday said it was considering allowing local governments to adjust their regional minimum wages upwards of the national minimum. This dramatic change in the way the government tackles the task of improving the labor market is of course a well-intended attempt, and its possible benefits include the balancing of regional development.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Minister of Labor Pan Shih-wei (潘世偉) came under fire last week after suggesting the establishment of a minimum wage for each geographical district, hinting at a mechanism that would evaluate the degree of change required to keep up with differences in costs of living for each region., 1 Comment
Sunday, May 11, 2014
The labor authorities have proposed that the nation adopt a living wage scheme, allowing different areas of the country to set pay levels in line with their respective living standards.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
It spells trouble when a government official suggests that paying one's tax honestly is anything but a civic duty. The problem is worse when that official is the finance minister.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Nearly six months have passed this year, and Taiwan has already experienced numerous street activities that have shaken society in various ways. The Legislative Yuan, Ketagalan Boulevard and other streets of Taipei City have all become platforms for people who would like to express their opinions and stand for what they believe in., 5 Comments
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Tsai Ing-wen, a favorite standard bearer of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2016, has rarely said things that are right. For once, however, she has., 3 Comments
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
A funeral was held yesterday for President Ma Ying-jeou's mother who recently passed away. It was made quite clear beforehand that the funeral was to be a private, low-key, family affair.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Firefighters' groups joined a Labor Day march last week to demand a resolution to their grievances, notably calling for the introduction of unions. Also last week, policeman Ko Hsiung-fei (柯雄飛) serving in Miaoli who had been in a coma last month lost his battle against a stroke.
Monday, May 5, 2014
The 20th Freedom Day was celebrated recently with great enthusiasm by South Africans who paid tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives to gain freedom. April 27 marked the inauguration of the country's first democratically elected president at the Union Buildings in Pretoria in 1994.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
A group of scholars and writers has urged the Education Ministry to increase the course hours for Chinese in elementary and secondary schools in order to curb what they call the deteriorating proficiency among students using the official language of the country., 1 Comment