Furloughed workers hit 11,575 as of Jan. 15: CLA


TAIPEI–The number of workers on furlough in Taiwan has dropped slightly since the start of the year but more than 10,000 workers are still on unpaid leave, according to the latest data released by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) on Monday.

As of Jan. 15, a total of 11,630 employees from 91 companies had reached agreements with their employers to take unpaid leave and 11,575 of them are on furlough at present, according to CLA statistics.

The numbers were down from Jan. 2, when 13,034 employees from 109 companies were reported to have agreed to take unpaid leave. At that time, 12,487 were actually on furlough.

The CLA said it will continue to monitor the furlough situation to protect workers’ rights.