The grace period for the "one fixed day off and one flexible rest day" policy is coming to an end by June. However, transport and logistics industries still have doubts over the shift schedule. The employees complained that the management asks them to be on duty even when they are short-staffed. The Taiwan Railways Administration, logistics industry, bus industry, flight attendants and so on have prepared to protest in front of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications on June 23.
On Railway Day, the Taiwan Railway Union filed a petition in front of the Ministry of Labor because the five-day work week policy is to be reviewed from July 1st. In the negotiations between labor and management, if the trial shift schedule is to meet the regulations, there will be four different and complicated work schedules.
==HSIAO NONG-YU TRA Union Sec-Gen.==
Short-staffed and unwilling to raise the salary, the TRA insists on arranging a new work schedule, which instead makes its employees more tired and poorer.
The entire transport industry, including the TRA, faced a labor predicament after the five-day workweek policy came into effect. Employee representatives from various industries prepared to file a petition at the MOTC on June 23. The attendees will include Taipei MRT employees who demand a flexible shift schedule so that the drivers can have a rest, bus representatives who say that working hours and overtime pay fail to meet the new regulations, and flight attendants who say there is controversy over the calculation of excess working hours on red-eye flights. The logistics industry, which can be included in the scope of flexible working hours, will also submit a petition.
==TSENG YU-CHENG Chairman, Logistics Workers' Rights Self-help Group ==
Flexible working hours can help the operator solve the problem of adjusting and assigning manpower, but it is of no use to adopt the "eight-week flexible working hour system" if total staff numbers do not rise.
Takyubin, a home-delivery service subsidiary of President Transnet Corp., founded a union recently to work for labor rights. At present, the transport and logistics industries' unions continue to collaborate and they are to meet at the MOTC on the afternoon of June 23. It is estimated that 200 people will demonstrate at the MOTC to against working overtime.
TRANSLATED BY：BRYANT CHANG
記者 薛宜家 林志堅 台北報導
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