‘PEACE AGREEMENT’: An EVA attorney said the carrier did not make any concessions, as bullying is already illegal, and the union has agreed not to go on strike for three years
Date: Jul 07, 2019
By: Hsieh Wu-hsiung and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The Taoyuan Flight Attendants’ Union and EVA Airways (長榮航空) yesterday signed an agreementto end a strike at midnight on Tuesday.
Union president Chao Kang (趙剛) and EVA chairman Steve Lin (林寶水) signed the agreement at the Taoyuan City Government, after Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) and Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) mediated talks.
Airline officials and union representatives at 2pm resumed negotiations for the third time as the strike entered its 17th day after starting at 4pm on June 20.
A preliminary understanding of the agreement was that it was roughly based on the terms and conditions proposed by EVA on June 28, which a majority of the union’s members had voted in favor of, except for a few changes in language and an increase to the number of people the union would appoint as directors or supervisors on the firm’s board from 11 to 13. [FULL STORY]