By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three employees of China Air Lines held a 12-hour stand-up protest outside the company’s Taipei offices Tuesday to complain about working conditions.
Airline staff have threatened to stay away from work at the beginning of the June 9-12 Dragon Boat Festival holiday, likely to create unprecedented problems for travelers.
The three protesters, one woman and two men, reportedly arrived at the CAL building at 4 a.m. on Tuesday to take up their post. They said their action symbolized the fact that many CAL staff sometimes had to remain standing for 10 hours on end while working.
They held up placards telling passersby that staff on some flights to the Chinese city of Changchun had to work 11 hours and 40 minutes, colleagues on flights to the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh 11 hours and 10 minutes, and to Bangkok 11 hours and 55 minutes [FULL STORY]