Public servants to protest against pension reform plan / 軍公教批政府打壓分化 堅決9/3上街頭          

Public servants, including the military, government, and teaching personnel will be staging a demonstration on 9/3 to protest the government's pension reform plan. Several groups taking part in the protest claim that the government has been trying to suppress them, but they are determined to defend their dignity. At the same time other teachers' organizations have expressed support for pension reform. They say the unjust and unfair pension system has to be updated. Retired public servants organizations will take to the streets on Sep. 3rd to protest against the government's pension reform plan and the stigmatization of public sector retirees. Military and teacher organizations said the government has been trying to smear and suppress them. ==WU SSU-HUAI, Military Academy Alumni Assoc. V. P.== The government has been saying that the pension reform plan will be retro-active and the legitimate expectation principle will not apply. This is an act of bullying to suppress the public sector minority groups. ==HUANG YAO-NAN, National Federation of Education Unions President== The National Federation of Teachers Unions published pamphlets that criticized and smeared our organization. We want to make an official complaint about that now. They also stressed their determination to defend their dignity. On the other hand, some teachers expressed their support for the pension reform. They said they receive a pension that is higher than their salary when they were still teaching, and they felt ashamed for that. ==RETIRED TEACHER== I have been receiving pension payout for over ten years. This is a heavy financial burden for the country. Taiwan may become bankrupt if this problem continues because more people will be eligible for pension. We as teachers should be responsible for generational justice. Pension reform committee member Feng Guang-Yuan said some public servants in the military, government, and education sectors misconstrued the pension reform plan. Their opposition to reform has jeopardized the future of Taiwan's next generation. ==FENG GUANG-YUAN, Pension Reform Committee Member== Can you stop being so selfish and greedy because the country's pension system is about to collapse. What you are doing will have damaging consequences on the future generations. Advocate groups supporting pension reform reiterated that the pension system is unsustainable and has to be changed. In response, pension reform protest groups said they are not opposed to pension reform, but poor reform plans, and they intend to let their voice be heard in the demonstration. TRANSLATED BY:CHRISTINA LIU 反汙名要尊嚴,為了抗議政府年金改革的荒謬,軍公教警消等退休團體將號召10萬人,在9月3日發起大遊行。上午有軍人團體和教師組織,都出面指控,在遊行前夕,遭到抹黑分化,政府打壓動作不斷。 ==陸軍官校校友總會副會長 吳斯懷== 還沒有開會就告訴所有的國民 這件事年金改革 要法律溯及既往的改革 而且不適用於信賴保護原則 這就是多數霸凌 我們軍公教這些弱勢團體 ==全國教育產業總工會理事長 黃耀南== 全教總透過發行年金特刊 這裡面的文章 都對於我們監督聯盟 還有全國教育產業總工會 多所批評指教 但是幾乎都是抹黑 所以我們也要在這邊 提出嚴正的抗議 不過他們也強調,走上街頭捍衛尊嚴的決心,不會動搖。同時,也有教師團體出面,力挺年金改革,有退休老師現身說法,說自己退休後領的比教書時還多,都覺得汗顏。 ==退休老師 李川信== 我已經領十年以上 如果以當時來講 搞不好一千萬左右了 這樣國家當然會破產啊 人越來越多 所以我認為說 我們老師應該要很清楚了解 世代的一個正義 年金改革委員會代表馮光遠也批評,部分軍公教人士,曲解年金改革,一味的反對,將讓台灣下一代陷入困境。 ==年金改革委員會代表 馮光遠== 你們可不可以 不要這麼的自私 這麼的貪婪 當國家整個財務崩壞的時候 對不起 不但你們自己會面臨一種惡果 我們的子孫 其實都會面臨這樣的惡果 支持年金改革的團體強調,台灣不能破產,不合理的制度,一定得改。年金改革監督聯盟也強調,他們不是反對年金改革,而是拒絕互砍比爛的改革方案,九三上凱道的決心,不會改變。 記者 綜合報導

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