If you are referring to Huang Kuo-chang, he said go check the tapes, he wasn't weeping.
He also asked KMT to stop stalling legislative procedures.
I've actually repeatedly asked for people to explain to me why the 2 fixed day off would be better for the laborers. I'm not sure if I just missed such explanations, but all I get is someone saying it's inappropriate for a mod to defend the DPP, and saying there's no way to insure the spirit of the new reform would be followed. Please, if you are sure the 2 fixed rest day case, tell me why it would be better for the laborers.
This is why I think in principle 1 fixed 1 flex day would be better for the laborers. For those jobs that still provides services on the weekends, having 1 flex rest day encourages the employer to hire more full time workers because the full time workers can shift their flex day around to cover the weekends.
By having both rest days fixed to the weekend, it means employers are forced to hire part time workers to cover the weekends.
Before the reform, the law simply forces 1 rest day per 7 days. That means employers can give 2 days of rest days in between two 7 days work period, and force the employee to work for 14 days straight. These such employees also won't get the 7 public holidays pre-revision.
The new revision mandates 2 rest days per 7 days, just one is a flex day.
That plus hiking up the mandatory overtime pay should give laborers more freedom, and protection against abusive overtime.
If you can understand Chinese, I think this page does an excellent comparison:
Now, if we can keep to the issue, please, explain how the 2 fixed days is a better option. While you are at it, please give me an example of another country that has 2 rest days fixed to the weekends written in their labor law.