Activist from labor union chants slogans during rally in front of Executive Yuan Council of Labor Affairs in Taipei

 
Activist from labor union chants slogans during rally in front of Executive Yuan Council of Labor Affairs in Taipei
An activist from a labor union chants slogans during a rally in front of the Executive Yuan Council of Labor Affairs in Taipei December 23, 2008. The labor unions are demanding that firms stop laying off workers and putting them on forced unpaid leave. In November Taiwan's jobless rate hit its highest level in five years. The Chinese characters read, "Unpaid leave." REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN)