Railway union drops strike plans

25 August, 2022

Courtesy of ICRT


The Taiwan Railway Labor Union says its members won't be pushing for strike action on public holidays later this year due to progress in negotiations with the Taiwan Railways Administration on pay issues.The union had been threatening to call strikes on the Mid-Autumn Festival in September and Double Ten Day in October.However, union representatives say itsmembers will be reporting for work on both days after the railwaysadministration agreed to raise the minimum monthly salary for railway employees to NT$30,000.


The pay raise affects 1,300 employees and was one of the key issues the union hoped would be addressed before the administration turned into a state-run corporation in 2024.The railways administration has also pledged to give bonuses to retain talent following its corporatization and raise "safety rewards" for train drivers starting in 2023.However, it has not released any further details about those plans.

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