AIRLINE STRIKE: CAL, union reach deal to end action

CONCESSIONS:The CAL chairman told flight attendants that there would be no settling of scores and the company would review conditions

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 25, 2016
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter

A preliminary agreement between China Airlines (CAL, 中華航空) and the Taoyuan Flight

Passengers throng the China Airlines counter at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport yesterday as the airline’s flights were canceled due to a strike by flight attendants. Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

Passengers throng the China Airlines counter at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport yesterday as the airline’s flights were canceled due to a strike by flight attendants. Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

Attendants Union was reached last night to end the union’s strike, with the firm agreeing to demands for new holiday and working hour guarantees, along with extra pay for overseas stationing.

Following five hours of negotiations between the two sides at the Ministry of Labor, Deputy Minister of Labor Kuo Kuo-wen (郭國文) announced that they had reached a preliminary consensus, including increasing extra pay for overseas stationing from US$3 to US$5 per hour, with agreement terms stipulating that only union members would receive the increase.

The firm also agreed to drop requirements that flight attendants sign agreements to allow increases in overtime hours, while also agreeing to new holiday guarantees and increased holiday pay.     [FULL  STORY]

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