Sun, Nov 11, 2012 - Page 3 News List

DPP threatens taking to streets

PUBLIC VOICE:The Democratic Progressive Party says if the government ‘chickens out’ from a proposed year-end retirement bonus cut it would galvanize a social storm

By Lin Shu-hui and Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

According to Lin, the DPP has established a task force charged with reviewing retirement benefits for government retirees and other problematic and debt-laden social insurance pension systems, such as the Labor Insurance Fund, to facilitate a resolution on the highly publicized issues.

DPP headquarters is to call a meeting tomorrow with its legislative caucus to deliberate on several hot-button issues, with a discussion on the feasibility of setting up a legislative special committee and holding state-affairs conferences to address the pension matter being given top priority.

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