It's been about a year since the Tsai administration took office, and recently the Ministry of Labor held press conference, saying that during the past year, it has implemented 5-day workweek, increased the annual leave and raised the monthly minimum wage to NT$21,009. However, young people seem to feel otherwise.
This copy of the community's 3-D diagram is the work of Miss Wang. However, even with high education, a graduate degree from National Taiwan University, Miss Wang still had to spend several months to find a job with a starting salary of NT$30,000 per month. She said that if her employer gives her over-time pay in accordance with the law, she could receive as much as NT$60,000 per month, but that's not the case.
==MS. WANG unemployed ==
The employer asks his employees to work overtime until 1 or 2 o'clock after midnight, even 2 or 3 o'clock. This happens almost every day. Then he brazenly said you could only have compensatory leave and have it the next day only.
According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Labor, nearly 30 percent of young people want to change their jobs because they are dissatisfied with the low income. Right before the first year anniversary since President Tsai took office, the Ministry of Labor made a comment, saying that "one fixed day off and one flexible rest day" policy, increase in annual leave, and elevation of basic wages to NT$21,009 have all been implemented, though it's still too early to talk about adjusting salaries.
==KUO KUO-WEN Dep. Minister of Labor==
Frankly speaking, it is still summer and therefore it's too early to adjust or not to adjust basic wages.
Scholars believe that the problem is that Taiwan's GDP growth does not reflect on the people's income, adding that the Ministry of Labor promised to improve the working conditions but its actions suggested otherwise.
==CHEN CHENG-LIANG Assoc. Prof., Graduate Inst. for Social Transformation Studies==
In my opinion, regarding the "one fixed day off and one flexible rest day" policy as a political achievement is something our society can hardly understand. It seems that the labor's policy you put forward runs counter to the problem you wish to deal with once and for all, such as overwork and low salaries.
Meanwhile, young workers said the labor policies the Tsai Administration implemented in the past year did not solve the problem of their low salaries. Scholars furthermore emphasized that the Ministry of Labor's response to these issues just proves the ministry's inability to resolve the problem.
TRANSLATED BY：BRYANT CHANG
記者黃怡菁 張梓嘉 陳立峰 台北報導
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