Activist holds placard reading during rally in front of Executive Yuan Council of Labor Affairs in Taipei

 
Activist holds placard reading during rally in front of Executive Yuan Council of Labor Affairs in Taipei
An activist holds a placard reading "the god of layoff is here" 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. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN)