WORKING HOURS:A new group said that discrepancies between flight operation rules and the Labor Standards Act mean airlines can make attendants work excessive hours
Date: Nov 10, 2015
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
The Taoyuan Flight Attendants’ Union yesterday demanded immediate changes to the
Aircraft Flight Operation Regulations (民用航空器飛航作業管理規則), saying that the rules have caused China Airlines (CAL) to overwork its flight attendants.
The union, which held a ceremony to mark its “official establishment” yesterday although the paperwork was completed in September, is made up mostly of China Airlines flight attendants.
Members of the China Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Labor Union and the attendants’ union protested in front of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications in Taipei and asked to be able to participate in amending the regulations.
According to the protesters, many of the regulations conflict with the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法). [FULL STORY]