on July 9, Kuo released a post on the TFAU
Facebook page in which she admitted that her statements about "pummeling" anti-strike flight attendants and "adding ingredients" to the captain's entree were inappropriate, emphasizing that they were meant as jokes.
this morning (July 9) Kuo released a post on the TFAU
Facebook page in which she admitted that her statements about "pummeling" anti-strike flight attendants and "adding something" to the captain's entree were inappropriate, emphasizing that they were meant as jokes.
Among EVA Air's total staff of 4,326 flight attendants, 3,276 are members of TFAU
. The total number of TFAU
members who handed in their identification cards to take part in the strike reached 2,350, or 70 percent of union membership.
"We are not asking the president to fight for our benefits but to help supervise businesses and protect our labor rights," said Lin Yu-chia, a TFAU
director and EVA Air flight attendant.
Over 30 members of the TFAU
embarked on a march from Taoyuan to the Presidential Office in Taipei at 5:40 a.m.
"All our members had completed their duty and notified EVA Air about their intention to strike before 4 p.m.," TFAU
Secretary-General Cheng Ya-ling said, referring to the union's announcement at around 2 p.m.
Regarding the TFAU
's desire to participate in corporate governance, Nieh said that Starlux would not agree to this.
In response, TFAU
Secretary-General Cheng Ya-ling said all its labor actions were legal, and that their appeal was aimed at empowering workers by allowing them to be involved in corporate management.
During last-ditch talks held at the Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel, EVA Air management and TFAU
representatives were unable to reach a consensus.
As a gesture of goodwill, TFAU
called for resumed talks to settle the dispute between EVA Air employees and the company leadership.
Labor disputes between the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU
) and EVA Air have intensified since the union announced last month that would hold a vote on a strike by its EVA Air members at some point between May 13 and June 6.
Cheng Ya-ling, leader of the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU
), said that this is the first time since EVA flight attendants joined the TFAU
that they have organized a sit-in protest that will last 57 hours.