CAL pilots threaten strike

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-05-19
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 800 China Air Lines pilots threaten to call a strike on the 6755338 (1)day of the Dragon Boat Festival, reports said Thursday.

June 9 is the first day of a four-day holiday expected to be busy with travelers heading out of the country.

After Wednesday’s failure of the previous round of negotiations over the number of days off, the pilots reportedly said they might ask for leave together on a single day, in this case the start of the Dragon Boat Festival holiday.

A new round of talks next week could still defuse the situation, reports said. At the heart of the matter is the failure of the promise by Taiwan’s major airline to give its pilots at least 116 days off per year, union activists said.     [FULL  STORY]

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