The 2024 presidential election is around the corner. Today, nearly a hundred people gathered in front of the Executive Yuan and shouted, “The lives of the elderly are being ruined, and retirement allowances must be increased.” They pointed out that it has been 18 years since the employer contributed 6% to the new labor retirement system. In the face of rising prices, Inflation and wage increases are limited, and workers’ pension protection is obviously insufficient. The labor union also stated that which political party’s presidential candidate proposes to increase the pension payment rate, the labor union will support him with its votes.
The Labor Union is calling for an increase in labor and retirement allowances, and will support whoever can increase them.
The All-China Federation of Industry and Trade Unions, the All-China Federation of Industry and Trade Unions, the North City Federation of Industry and Commerce, and the Kaohsiung City Federation of Industry and Commerce and other labor unions went to the Executive Yuan yesterday to make representations, pointing out that it has been 18 years since the new system of employer contributions for labor retirement was implemented. In the face of price inflation and limited wage increases, workers Retirement pension protection is obviously insufficient, and economic expenses such as medical care and nursing care are overwhelming the lives of workers in old age. They demand that the government increase the labor retirement allowance rate, and threaten which candidate for the 2024 presidential election will advocate raising the labor retirement allowance rate. The labor union will support him.
Jiang Jianxing, director of the All-China Federation of Industrial Trade Unions, pointed out that based on 30 years of service, the employer under the old retirement system would only pay 21.6 months of salary under the new system, and the pension under the new system is less than half of the old system, which is equivalent to government assistance. Employers save half of their workers’ pensions. He said that the new labor-retirement system was implemented in 1994. At the time, the government claimed to seek benefits first, and then seek benefits. However, 18 years later, the employer contribution rate under the new labor-retirement system has remained at 6%. The government has not subsidized it, nor has it been adjusted based on prices. mechanism that reduces workers to old age poverty. The government has saved the employer pension expenses for 18 years, and it is only fair that it should be added back now.
Lin Shunji, chairman of the Gao City Industry and Commerce Federation, said that in the past 18 years, the price of a tea egg has increased from 5 yuan to 13 yuan. Is it reasonable that the new labor retirement system bonus rate should remain at 6%? One cannot help but doubt that this is a conspiracy by the government to cooperate with the partners to divide the labor unions and lower wages.
Qiu Yigan, chairman of the Beijing Municipal Federation of Industry and Commerce, said that the income replacement rate of labor retirement plus labor insurance and old-age benefits is less than 50%. In addition, long-term low wages have resulted in low pension accumulation. In the future, young people may become low-class old people, and he proposed a new labor retirement system. The provision rate must be at least 12% to 13%. It is the government’s responsibility to build a complete social safety net, provide workers with guaranteed retirement, allow young people to dare to have children, and combat the declining birth rate, rather than leaving workers to seek their own blessings.
Zhong Fuji, chairman of the All-China Federation of Financial Industry Trade Unions, said that in July this year, the new pension pension rate for public servants was 9.75% of the monthly salary. Obviously, the current labor pension rate of 6% is seriously insufficient and outdated. He criticized that it is still not possible to see the complete labor political views of any presidential candidate. Where does labor rank in the minds of these candidates? He specifically singled out the Ministry of Labor. Every time the labor unions raised their demands, the Ministry of Labor would just throw in the towel and leave it to labor-management negotiations. However, the Ministry of Labor clearly knows that the strength of labor-management negotiations in Taiwan is unequal. How can workers negotiate in the face of an employer that is sure to win? space?
He said that the Labor Standards Law is the minimum standard, but most employers regard it as a ceiling. The employer’s labor pension contribution rate exceeds 6% and is only 0.87%, not even 10%. Please stop pushing the Ministry of Labor to labor negotiations, and workers themselves There should be no silence anymore. He also stated here that in this presidential election, whichever political party candidate proposes to increase the contribution rate of the new labor pension system, the labor union will support him.
Ministry of Labor: Respect and continue to collect opinions from all walks of life
Regarding the demands of labor unions, the Ministry of Labor said that both the old and new labor retirement systems are the minimum standards and are applicable to public institutions of different sizes in China. The Ministry of Labor encourages and calls on enterprises to share profits between labor and management. Both sides of labor and management can negotiate through group negotiations. Working conditions that are better than those under labor laws, such as increasing pension contribution rates, are included in group agreements to substantially improve workers’ retirement welfare. The Ministry of Labor will continue to collect opinions from all walks of life and build consensus.
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