Staff writer, with CNAEVA Air and the Taoyuan Flight Attendants’ Union on Friday failed to reach common ground during talks over flight attendant pay and work hours, as well as corporate governance issues, with both sides accusing each other of acting in bad faith. EVA refused to raise flight attendants overseas allowances from NT$90 per hour to NT$150 per hour, union deputy secretary-general Chou Sheng-kai (周聖凱) said. The airline was also reluctant to adjust the operations of nine round-trip flights that the union sees as “overwork flights,” Chou said. EVA Air said in a statement that most employee benefits being challenged by the union are already better than at other airlines. It said it is willing to consider giving flight attendants greater benefits, but refused the “no free ride” proposal by the union, saying that it would result in unequal treatment for flight attendants.
Source: Taipei Times May 25, 2019 15:56 UTC