Stalled talks quell hope of strike end

ROUND-TRIP: Union members voted to end their strike based on terms that included EVA’s promise not to retaliate, but the strike might go on after tumult at the signing

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 30, 2019
By: Cheng Wei-chi, Liao Chien-ying and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

The Taoyuan Flight Attendants’ Union yesterday afternoon said that its members had voted to end

Taoyuan Flight Attendants’ Union members raise their fists after announcing the result of a union vote in favor of terms and conditions proposed by EVA Airways to end a 10-day strike.
Photo: Chou Min-hung, Taipei Times

their 10-day strike and accept terms offered by EVA Airways (長榮航空), but the agreement was again thrown into question after negotiations broke down last night.

Airline officials and five union representatives on Friday drafted a tentative deal after the airline expressed the hope that the dispute could be concluded soon and promised not to retaliate against the strikers, sources said.

The deal was then submitted to union members, who voted in favor of ending the strike after 14 hours of voting from 10pm on Friday to noon yesterday, they said.

The terms and conditions proposed by EVA included a pledge that the company would not take action against the strikers and would cooperate with the union to end the strike, sources said.

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