RIGHT TO LEAVE:About 500 EVA Air flight attendants took yesterday’s typhoon day off in accordance with their contracts, affecting 50 flights and stranding travelers
Date: Jul 31, 2017
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
EVA Air Corp (長榮航空) yesterday canceled 50 flights after about 500 of the company’s
flight attendants went on strike, leaving operations at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in disarray.
They have exercised their right to ask for leave of absence due to a natural disaster and have followed the proper procedures, the nation’s second-largest airline said.
EVA Air spokesperson J.C. Kuo (柯金城) at a news conference at the airport apologized for the inconvenience caused by the strike and said that the company would assist passengers in changing or refunding tickets free of charge.
He also thanked the ground staff and flight attendants who came to work yesterday.
Kuo said he could not speculate on the motives of employees who chose to go on strike the day after Typhoon Nesat hit the nation, adding that further calculations are needed to determine the financial losses caused by the strike. [FULL STORY]