The China Post
Date: February 25, 2017
By: The China Post
By Sun Hsin Hsuan — Freeway Toll Collectors Self-Help Organization and Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union members braved the rain to hold a mass protest Friday afternoon, demanding that the government abide by the no-free-riding union clause.
Approximately 100 demonstrators marched for an hour in yellow raincoats, holding banners reading “All free riders, no revolution!” and “Workers are the easiest to bully.”
Chao Kang (趙剛), former director of the union, said that the “no free-riding” clause, which prohibits non-union members from receiving benefits negotiated for union members, was critical to the operation of unions because it helped foster a sense of solidarity.
Last June, staff members of China Airlines, most of whom are flight attendants, launched one of the most successful strikes in Taiwan’s aviation history with the assistance of the union. [FULL STORY]