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Workers unite to demand their rights

REFORM RESISTANCE:A multitude of protesters voiced their discontent with the government, but their mutual concern was preserving their pensions after retirement

By Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff Reporter

Separately yesterday, President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) called for more understanding of the government’s pension reforms and said the government will continue to communicate with workers to protect their rights.

“President Ma understands workers’ concerns about the pension reform plan and wishes them to know that the labor pension reforms seeks to strengthen the financial structure of the Labor Insurance Fund for future generations,” Presidential Office spokesperson Lee Chia-fei (李佳霏) said.

“President Ma said that rallies reminded the government of what it can do better. The government will keep the laborers’ wishes in mind,” Lee added.

Additional reporting by Mo Yan-chih and CNA

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