Taiwan’s EVA Air: resumption of normal services might take until late July

Redrawing work schedules will require some time: management

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/06/29
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

EVA Air flight attendants reacting with emotion to the result of the vote. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The complete resumption of normal services following the vote by flight attendants Saturday (June 29) to end their 10-day strike might take until the end of July, EVA Air reportedly said.

Since June 20, about 1,000 flights were canceled, affecting an estimated 200,000 passengers, with public opinion divided between supporters of the employees’ cause and critics who blamed the union for disrupting travel plans.

After 14 hours of voting Friday and Saturday, the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union announced the majority had agreed to end the strike, but only after the accord was signed by both sides, which was expected to happen later Saturday.

EVA Air said that due to general scheduling procedures, restoring a completely regular schedule would take some time, but it might be completed by the end of July at the latest, the Liberty Times reported.    [FULL  STORY]

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