By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, June 17 (CNA) Flight attendants with EVA Airways could strike if planned negotiations with the airline onThursday fail to meet their demands, the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU) said on Monday after holding discussions with EVA about the meeting's rules and procedures.
"We are open to talks, but are doubtful that the upcoming discussions will be any different to our two previous negotiations," said TFAU Deputy Secretary-General Chou Sheng-kai (周聖凱), adding that the union has been carrying out strike rehearsals.
As Thursday's meeting will be the first between management and labor under government mediation since the union secured the legal right to strike on June 7, Chou said the TFAU does not rule out the possibility of calling for immediate labor action if they are not happy with the carrier's offer.
In the polling that took place from May 13 to June 6, union members voted in favor of strike action at EVA over work hours and overseas pay issues. [FULL STORY]