China Airlines ground crews call for end to pilot strike in Taipei

China Airlines ground crew members call for end to pilot strike in front of Taipei's Dongmen Market

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Air China ground crew members protest.

Air China ground crew members protest. (By Taiwan News)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China Airlines (CAL) ground crew members gathered in Taipei this afternoon to call for an end to a pilot strike organized by the Pilot Union Taoyuan as they accused EVA Air employees of interfering with CAL's internal affairs.

Today at 3:30 p.m., CAL employees began to gather in front of the Dongmen Market in Taipei's Da'an District to protest against a pilot strike being led by the Pilot Union Taoyuan and accused staff of rival air carrier EVA Air of manipulating the situation.

CAL ground crew members gathered this afternoon to call for an end to a strike being held by over 400 pilots from their airline. Protestors complained that the strike organized by the CAL branch of the Pilot Union Taoyuan had brought much trouble and inconvenience to employees and the public, and they denounced them has having no right to represent the company.


China Airlines ground crew protesting. (Taiwan News image)

Protestors accused EVA Air employees of participating in the strike and expressed their opposition to what they described as the rival airline's "interference in China Airline's internal affairs."

According to an open letter published in Apple Daily and ETtoday, CAL ground crew members said they would go to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications to protest and called for a rejection of the pilot union's requests. They instead called for maintaining the existing rules and crew arrangements.


China Airlines ground crew members protesting. (Taiwan News image)