By: Chen Wei-ting and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, April 24 (CNA) The vast majority of the members of an independent
airline pilots union in Taiwan has voted to go on strike, threatening to disrupt the operations of China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan’s biggest airline, beginning next month.
Of the 670 members of the Taoyuan Union of Pilots, 596 voted to call a strike and two others cast invalid ballots during the voting period from April 9 to 25, said the union, which is not affiliated with CAL but whose members are mostly CAL pilots.
The result marks the first time in Taiwan’s history that local airline employees acted on their legal right to strike. [FULL STORY]