Taiwan’s air transportation faces thorough reform

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-23
By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Flight attendants at China Airlines have decided to go on strike, floods and power breakdowns

Ed: TW's air transportation faces thorough reform

Ed: TW’s air transportation faces thorough reform

have hammered the nation’s major airport, the Mass Rapid Transit rail line between the capital and the airport has become known mostly for its delays, and trains have derailed during hot weather.

At first sight, it would look like Taiwan’s transportation sector is being shaken to its core and nothing works anymore. Actually, the public discussion of the issues such as the aspirations of airline employees and the progress of major construction projects should be welcomed, since they can provide solutions for the future.

Tension between CAL, Taiwan’s largest carrier, and the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union has been brewing for weeks, with an initial strike threat made for the start of the June 9-12 Dragon Boat Festival holiday.

At the origin of the dispute is the move by CAL management to request workers to report for work at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport instead of at Taipei Songshan Airport, a change likely to lead to fewer logged working hours for staff and therefore to less time to rest.     [FULL  STORY]

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