A FIRST:China Airlines has said it would help travelers change flights if they are affected by strike action today, and processing fees on refunds would be waived
Date: Jun 24, 2016
By: Abraham Gerber and Shelley Shan / Staff reporters
The Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union yesterday announced that a China Airlines (CAL) flight
attendants strike would begin at midnight last night, demanding that the firm drop new requirements that flight attendants be required to report for work at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport instead of Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport).
The union said in a statement that even though the chairman of the China Airlines board had been replaced, they would proceed with the strike to show the new chairman that their determination to fight for their rights would not be diminished by a new leadership.
At a time when controversy over whether to keep national holidays is still high, the union is willing to “become the vanguard of workers in this battle, and tell capitalists and the state that Taiwan must say goodbye to the era of overwork and long hours,” the statement said. [FULL STORY]