In 2022, the standard salary of hierarchical basic-level staff was 1.54 times the statutory minimum wage, while that of contract basic-level staff was 1.40 times. The Company also cares about the basic rights and interests of outsourced workers. We have formulated a contract template clearly stipulating that the salary of outsourced or dispatched personnel shall not be lower than the statutory minimum wage stipulated by the Labor Standards Act and set out related penalties. The basic salary of all employees in the Company is not differentiated by gender. Those with the same job category, salary level, and position have the same basic salary (1:1). The ratio of the highest individual annual total salary to the median of the annual total salary of other employees of the Company was 364.12%. Percentage increase in the highest individual annual total salary to the median of that in the average annual total salary of other employees of the Company is 20.6%.
The 2022 ratio of standard salary for grassroots in Chunghwa Post to the statutory minimum wage
Employee Retirement Planning
In the first and second half of each year, the Company arranges “Career Planning Workshop for Retirees” for aged and approved (self-requested) retirees. Those who are willing to participate are free to sign up for the training. The courses include diet and health preservation, volunteering and social services, health management for the senior citizens, lifelong learning, spiritual transformation, pension management, and introductions of Postal Retirees Association and post offices.
Comprehensive Welfare System
We attach great importance to labor-management communication and care about the physical and mental health of employees. Multiple channels for labor-management communication are provided to help maintain a harmonious relationship with the Chunghwa Postal Workers’Union. Labor-Management Meetings are held at least once every three months. The Trade Union Cooperation and Coordination Briefing is handled once a year. The two parties reach a consensus on enhancing the rights and interests of employees through rational and peaceful negotiation. In addition, the physical and mental health of employees are cared. At least 50 cases of professional consulting services for employees (including case consultation, group consultation and special lectures) are handled every year. The Company also provides various welfare measures and handles employee retirement in accordance with the law. In order to provide employees with a comprehensive welfare system, we have established the Employee Welfare Committee of Chunghwa Post and Postal Staff Sports Committee to be in charge of handling various welfare services, including the leave system that is superior to the Labor Standards Act, child education subsidies, supplements for wedding, childbirth and funeral of employees, gift certificates for the four major Festivals, sports group activities, employee group injury insurance and term life insurance, and so on.
Staff Sports Competitions & Year-End Party
Parental Leave without Pay
Chunghwa Post has set out “Key Points for Applying for Parental Leave without Pay” for the matters of applying for parental leave without pay. According to the key points, the maximum duration for employees to apply for parental leave without pay is 3 years, which is better than the 2 years stipulated in the Act of Gender Equality in Employment. In 2022, a total of 554 employees applied for parental leave without pay, with the reinstatement rate was 94.28% and the retention rate was 98.08%.