Social Movements

Court Upholds Legality of EVA Strike, After Attempts by Management to Retaliate

The Taipei District Court ruled late last month that the 2019 strike by EVA Air flight attendants was legal. This took place after an attempt by the company to retaliate against strike organizers through a lawsuit that claimed the strike was illegal. Though the ruling stymies what is the latest attempt by EVA Air to retaliate, it is the ruling in the first instance, and EVA Air can appeal. EVA has already indicated that it intends to do so...

Solidarity Rally for Ukraine Takes Place at Liberty Plaza

Several hundred rallied at Liberty Plaza yesterday in the largest of a series of solidarity rallies that have taken place in Taipei since late February. The event sought to call attention to the humanitarian crisis that has ensued since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as show support for Ukrainians at a time in which their democratic freedoms and sovereignty are threatened...

Indigenous Representatives Criticize Executive Yuan Report on Asia Cement Mine

A report by the Executive Yuan on the Asia Cement mine on Indigenous land in Taroko Gorge has led to backlash from Indigenous community representatives, after the findings of the report were that there was not any illegal activity in the land leases for mine. The report’s conclusions have been criticized as reflecting a certain political viewpoint, as well as being contradictory to the report itself. Issues have also been raised with the writing process for the report. Asia Cement is a subsidiary of Far Eastern Group, one of Taiwan’s largest conglomerates...