PILOTS’ STRIKE: The union’s first demand of alleviating “fatigue flights” had not been addressed nearly two hours into the meeting, which carried on into the night
Date: Feb 10, 2019
By: Hsiao Yu-hsin, Chen Yi-chia and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writer
China Airlines Ltd (CAL, 中華航空) yesterday was criticized by the Taoyuan Union of
Pilots for undermining flight safety to maintain its proclaimed 90 percent flight capacity, as the strike by CAL pilots continued for a second day.
A mediation meeting at the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) in Taipei, attended by representatives from the union, CAL, the MOTC, the Ministry of Labor, the Civil Aeronautics Administration and the Taoyuan Department of Labor began at 3pm.
The discussions were sluggish from the start, and participants had not even addressed the union’s first demand of aleviating “fatigue flights” — or flights of more than 12 hours — almost two hours into the meeting.
Negotiations were continuing as of press time last night. [FULL STORY]