Transport Ministry to mediate CAL, union negotiations Saturday

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/08
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

CNA file photo

Taipei, Feb. 8 (CNA) China Airlines (CAL), one of Taiwan’s leading airlines, will hold talks with the CAL branch of the Pilots Union Taoyuan on Saturday in a meeting that will be mediated by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) amid a pilot strike called on Friday which has so far affected more than 3,000 passengers.

CAL, led by company president Hsieh Su-chien (謝世謙), will meet with senior union officials including chairwoman Lee Hsin-yen (李信燕) to discuss related issues, including working hours and bonuses, according to MOTC Deputy Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材).

Also attending the meeting will be representatives from the Ministry of Labor, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and Taoyuan City’s Department of Labor, said union official Chen Po-chien (陳柏謙).

“Due to the intervention of the MOTC, we have learned that CAL will offer proposals including flexibility on the management of long-haul flights to reduce pilots’ working hours,” Chen said.    [FULL  STORY]

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