In spite of all the loss of life through tertrible accidents caused by exhaustion, and the cost of labor being low enough as it is, plus low enforcement of NHI a nd laobao payments, it seems teh economy is in such a state -or so they want u sto believe- that Taiwan simply can't afford to pay fair wages or have workers rest reasonably. Again, we are struck with the "my way or the highway"... and we know last time enterprises said that was election time... and they won, but left anyway, and then they came back.
Anyways, for your perusal, the kind of in the box thinking that crashes planes and buses:
Some 73 percent of the respondent enterprises expressed a negative opinion, while 26 percent said the new work rules, which went into force Dec. 23, 2016, have had a positive affect, the survey by jobbank 104 Corp. shows.
The poll also indicates that 23 percent of the respondents reported increased labor costs, with the scale of growth at 11 percent on average, while 63 percent estimated that they will see a decline in their annual profits this year, at an average of 11 percent.
Fifty-six percent of the polled enterprises complained that thanks to the new work rules, they are now busy doing human resource management (HRM), instead of human resource development (HRD), said 104 Human Resource Institute senior deputy manager-general Stanley Hua (花梓馨).
Employers now face much higher overtime costs than previously if they ask employees to work on their "flexible" day off, and they are not allowed to have employees work on their mandatory day off because the rules mandate that workers can work for no more than six days in a row.
How can we remove/at leats make them reevaluate the idea that working 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, is not the best way to profit?
The pension reforms may not seem to be that related, but considering how the rising cosst make employeers skip on laobao, well, it is a related problem.
Taipei, Feb. 16 (CNA) Nearly 70 percent of people in Taiwan have expressed concern that they or their children might not be able to receive a pension if the country's various pension systems go bankrupt, according to a poll released by the Taiwan Thinktank Thursday.
It also shows that 67 percent of those polled expressed support for pension reforms.
My Math is weak here.
New Power Party Legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) said that most respondents, whether in the military or public sectors, are worried that the nation's various pension systems are likely to go bankrupt within a few decades, which will make them unable to receive pension payments in the future.
Therefore, pension reforms should go ahead, Hsu added.
What about the other pension systems?