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Workers to march against low pay on Labor Day

2014/05/01 12:37:37

Taipei, May 1 (CNA) Members of dozens of trade unions and labor rights groups are set to march against low pay and dispatch employment in Taipei Thursday to mark Labor Day.

According to a plan released by the organizers, the march will begin at 2:10 p.m. on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office and take the protesters to the Ministry of Labor on Yanping North Road. It will be led by a group of dispatch workers who are assigned by their employers to work for others and have unstable livelihood.

Labor rights groups argue that the high number of dispatch workers is the main reason behind Taiwan's low salary levels.

During the march, the protesters will also voice their opposition to trade liberalization, privatization and bank mergers, as well as call for improvement of labor conditions and better protection of the rights and retirement benefits of workers.

(By Hsu Chih-wei and Y.F. Low; click here for the updated story)