The strike by China Airline flight attendants ended after management agreed to employee demands. Now more unions are threatening to strike.
The News Lens
By: Bing-sheng Lee
The success of the China Airlines (CAL) flight attendants strike last week is inspiring similar
actions by other labor unions.
The strike has already spurred employees from other companies and unions, including Mandarin Airlines, Chunghwa Post Workers’ Union and Chunghwa Telecom Workers’ Union, to prepare their own strikes, say Kuomintang legislator Yen Kuan-heng (顏寬恒) and DPP legislator Chen Ou-po (陳歐珀).
Ho Chen Tan (賀陳旦), minister of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), says MOTC and the Ministry of Labor will review labor policies and work to strike a balance between the benefits of management and employees.
Last week’s strike by the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union and CAL flight attendants saw a sit-in in downtown Taipei, a huge amount of local media coverage, the sacking of the airline’s chair, and a four-and-a-half-hour negotiation. CAL conceded to the seven demands that the union and flight attendants made. [FULL STORY]