Mon, Nov 26, 2012 - Page 1 News List

Labor rights activists stage mass protest

‘GARBAGE’:The activists vented their frustration by throwing eggs, protesting against a raft of government policies that they say favor big business over workers

By Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff reporter

“When I was young, I always believed that you could have a successful life if you worked hard enough, but it doesn’t seem to be the case nowadays,” he said. “My son is an electrical engineer, he works hard, but he still lost his first job when his company moved across the Strait. Not long after he started his second job, he was put on unpaid leave by his boss for some time because of the bad economy.”

“It’s Sunday today, but he still cannot come here, because he’s working overtime on a Sunday shift — he works hard, actually, he works even harder than I did, but I don’t feel as hopeful for him as I did when I was his age,” Chang said.

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