Taiwan’s FAT to take 17 laid-off flight attendants back

Decision follows mass sick leave by 21 colleagues

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/05/06
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT, 遠東航空) announced

FAT ground staff during Saturday’s problems. (By Central News Agency)

Saturday evening it was taking 17 laid-off flight attendants back after their colleagues disrupted flights earlier in the day.

The 17 had been sacked without warning after they had protested about a pay dispute with the company. Saturday morning, 21 of the 46 flight attendants due to work that day suddenly took sick leave, leading to the cancellation of flights to Harbin and Penghu and affecting hundreds of passengers.

In the evening, FAT issued a statement saying it welcomed the 17 to return to the company beginning Monday May 8 and to discuss their willingness to keep working at the airline and to reach a consensus about the payment issue. FAT also apologized to the passengers whose travel had been affected Saturday.

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