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10,000 Taiwanese expected to march in Taipei on Labor Day

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An estimated 10,000 local workers will take to the streets Monday in a Labor Day march to call for greater protection of labor rights.

An estimated 10,000 local workers will take to the streets Monday in a Labor Day march to call for greater protection of labor rights. (CNA photo)

An estimated 10,000 local workers will take to the streets Monday in a Labor Day march to call for greater protection of labor rights.

The workers will gather on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office in the afternoon and begin to march at 1 p.m. toward the buildings of the Chinese National Federation of Industries and the General Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of China on Fuxing South Road.

They are expected to make five demands, including a call for all trades to be placed under the Labor Standards Act, for a ban on dispatch work and a freeze of atypical employment.

They will also advocate against the content of the labor pension system reform as it applies to civil servants, public school teachers and military personnel.

The workers also want a pay raise, an increased number of holidays, and full right to unionize, engage in collective bargaining, and take industrial action.


Updated : 2021-03-06 05:02 GMT+08:00