The topic of teachers on Taiwan unionizing has surfaced several times over the years. Here is the news that its a “Go.”
[quote]Teachers can form labor unions but not to strike
Teachers will be allowed to form labor unions but not to strike, according to amendments to the Union Act passed by the Legislative Yuan yesterday.
The Council of Labor Affairs said the passage in third reading of the Union Act signaled the completion of three significant labor-related acts after efforts lasting more than a decade. The two others were the Group Negotiation Act passed in 2008 and the Labor Dispute Resolution Act from 2009, the CLA said.
CLA Minister Jennifer Wang said the three acts and their amendments would come into force either next Jan. 1 or on Labor Day, May 1.
The National Teachers Association welcomed the change, but expressed regret that teachers still did not hold the right to strike. Teachers now already had the right to solidarity and the right to negotiate, but they were still missing the third major labor right, the right to strike, the association said.
The CLA described the passage as a major step forward but explained its opposition to teacher strikes…(excerpt)[/quote]
Some other interesting parts…
[quote]Another change to the Union Act was the compulsory membership of workers in labor unions, though without the stipulation of fines. When an earlier version of the law was about to win approval last October without that element, labor union leaders said it would cause the demise of their organizations. A dozen unions came out to the Legislative Yuan to protest against the absence of compulsory membership.[/quote]… :loco:
and this bit was also interesting…
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