EVA flight attendant strike set to continue after talks break down

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/06/29
By: Chiu Chun-chin, Lu Kang-chun and Chung Yu-chen

Striking EVA Air flight attendants

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Officials of the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU) decided Saturday to continue their strike after the planned signing of a tentative agreement late Saturday failed to happen.

Although union members voted from Friday to Saturday in favor of an agreement presented by EVA Airways, union officials issued a statement later Saturday saying they could not sign the final document after the two sides could not find any middle ground on one of the points of agreement that flight attendants would not be punished for their strike action.

The union had insisted that EVA Airways withdraw a statement made by the company on May 8, according to EVA.

At that time, the airline said if a strike hurt its profitability and caused financial losses, the company would consider freezing annual wage increases and suspending year-end bonus payments to employees, and stop offering discount air fares to employees and their families for three years.

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