China Airlines

Sit-In By EVA Flight Attendants Continues Into Third Day

An ongoing sit-in by EVA flight attendants, with several hundred EVA workers congregating outside EVA headquarters, continues the unionization drive in Taiwan’s airline industry most dramatically expressed in in the 2016 China Airlines strike, led by the Taoyuan Flight Attendant’s Union. EVA was one of the airlines which sought to unionize in the aftermath of the strike, despite that EVA has historically forbidden labor unions. The sit-in began on January 21st and has lasted for over 72 hours at this point... Read More

Anger Over Firing Of China Airlines Union Leaders By Management

Anger has broken out from activists after punishment against China Airlines workers for participation in the China Airlines strike last year, the first strike in the history Taiwan’s airline industry. This took the form of the firing of China Airlines workers Lin Xinyi, forced transfer of Zhang Shuyuan, and Zhu Liangjun facing punishment and being made to sit down and talk with management... Read More

Far Eastern Flight Attendants’ Union Alleges Sexism From Management

The ongoing struggle of Far Eastern Air Transport flight attendants against their management has taken on another layer, with accusations by female flight attendants that they were called on to serve alcohol for clients by their management, something decidedly not part of the job of flight attendants. Union representatives allege that this evidences sexism and objectification of female flight attendants by the management... Read More

Red-Baiting Accusations Against “Striking” EVA Flight Attendants Provoke Anger

Anger has ensued from members of Taiwanese youth activists regarding public reactions to 500 EVA flight attendants taking the day off on Sunday in anticipation of a typhoon, something which led to the cancellation of 50 flights. This has been labelled a “strike” by many media outlets, although EVA flight attendants were not actually striking, per se, but using leaves of absences... Read More