Taoyuan pilots vote to strike; await China Airlines response

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-28

The vast majority of the members of an independent airline pilots union in

A China Airlines plane. (Photo courtesy of China Airlines)

A China Airlines plane. (Photo courtesy of China Airlines)

Taiwan have 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.

The independent pilots union said Monday it will decide whether or not to go on strike after it holds a last-ditch meeting with CAL management on May 11 to see if a dispute over working conditions can be resolved.     [FULL  STORY]

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