Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday during an interpellation at the Legislative Yuan said that he does not rule out the possibility to raise the minimum wage to NT$20,000, stressing that, however, it is the Basic Wage Deliberation Committee's (BWDC) right to adjust the amount of minimum wage.
In response to Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin's comment calling Taiwan's suppressed employee compensation the “shame of the nation,” and calls to raise the minimum wage, several industry and commerce associations yesterday urged the government to produce effective economic stimulus policies before placing the burdens of pay raises on enterprises.
Sixty thousand more people living around Taiwan are eligible for government subsidies for lower-income families this year, an official said Monday as she promoted a new hotline offering information on subsidies and welfare.
The R.O.C. Navy will not rule out possible ways to obtain submarines, including building its own, military spokesman Luo Shao-ho (羅紹和) said yesterday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday denied involvement in an error made by a local nongovernmental organization that sent a press invitation to reporters on Monday and promised they would receive money if they covered a press event organized by MOFA.
Pan-green Taipei mayor aspirant Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday expressed a wish to communicate with Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) over the integration issue regarding Ko's stance in the elections.
Passengers arriving at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport after a long flight can now freshen up with a hot shower for free right at the arrivals hall.
The election office of Sean Lien (連勝文), a candidate for Taipei mayor, cannot open today as planned, as the owner of the office does not feel comfortable leasing his property for political purposes.
Companies that sell imported food products should make sure the ingredients are clearly labeled in Mandarin, otherwise they risk a fine of up to NT$3 million (US$99,000), health authorities said yesterday.