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Legislators brawl over DPP’s labor act amendment

PANDEMONIUM:The KMT accused DPP lawmakers of betraying and deceiving workers with its controversial ‘one fixed day off and one flexible rest day’ proposal

By Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

KMT legislators labeled Chen’s actions a “shame for democracy” and called her “one-minute Ying,” in reference to “half-a-minute Chung,” a name given to former KMT legislator Chang Ching-chung (張慶忠), who tried to push through the cross-strait service trade agreement in 30 seconds and helped sparked the 2014 Sunflower movement.

In a post-meeting news conference, the DPP caucus reiterated the validity and procedural integrity of the committee meeting.

DPP caucus chief executive Wu Ping-jui (吳秉叡) said Chen’s actions were different from those of Chang’s, which were not in accordance with meeting procedures.

Chen conducted the meeting according to procedure and the meeting was recorded in its entirety, Wu said.

Asked by reporters why she did not respond to KMT legislators’ request to discuss the bill when she announced the completion of the review and asked for objections, Chen said she could not hear KMT lawmakers as the meeting room was too loud.

Additional Reporting by Chen Wei-han

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