The China Post
Date: June 28, 2016
By: Christine Chou ,The China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan — National flagship carrier China Airlines (CAL, 華航) may be facing a second
strike in just one week, as its labor union urged members to “go on leave” this Friday, following a breakdown of talks with the airline’s new chairman, Ho Nuan-hsuan (何煖軒), Monday afternoon.
The China Airlines Employees Union (華航企業工會) comprises 10,000 members — mainly ground staff, pilots and maintenance workers — who are seeking similar working benefits to those won by the airline’s cabin crew last week.
Strike action taken Friday on short notice by CAL flight attendants over changes in work conditions paralyzed most of the airline’s flights, crippling operations and leaving more than 20,000 air passengers stranded at Taipei and Taoyuan airports on June 25.
The first-ever strike by flight attendants in Taiwan’s aviation history came to an end after all of their seven demands were met, including an increase in their overseas allowance. [FULL STORY]