Union fights against AWOL claim

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 02, 2019
By: Ann Maxon  /  Staff reporter

The Taoyuan Flight Attendants’ Union yesterday insisted that 24 EVA Airways flight attendants who

Striking EVA Airways flight attendants hold pink balloons with “Rational negotiation,” and “We want our rights protected” written on them in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

joined the strike on June 20 not be punished for being absent without leave (AWOL).

The flight attendants had informed their manager of their plan to join the strike in advance and had originally been marked as being on strike, before the company later changed their status to absent without leave, union secretary-general Cheng Ya-ling (鄭雅菱) told a news conference in Taipei.

Shortly before leaving work for the strike, four were undergoing training and 20 were awaiting boarding, the union said.

None of the flight attendants left work before the strike began, delayed boarding or walked away from passengers who had already boarded, she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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