Breaking News: Taiwan's EVA Air flight attendants go on strike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Members of the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU) and representatives of EVA Air failed to reach a consensus on the union's demands, the TFAU announced today that...

Rights group asks for worker-safety probe at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — A former Olympian and head of a human-rights group is asking the IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers to investigate worker safety at venues being built for next year's games. ...

Taiwan EVA Air flight attendants plan June 4 protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Flight attendants at EVA Air were planning a protest action in Taipei scheduled for June 4, just two days before the results of a strike vote will be announced, reports sa...

IOC inspectors face report on tough Olympic work conditions

TOKYO (AP) — An IOC inspection team took a routine tour of venues being built for the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, just days after an international labor union federation derided difficult working condi...

Taiwan’s EVA flight attendants promise not to strike during Dragon Boat Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Flight attendants of EVA Air – one of Taiwan’s leading airlines -- will not go on a strike during the three-day holiday for the Dragon Boat Festival starting J...

Indonesia: More than 270 election staff died from overwork

Ten days after Indonesia held elections, at least 272 election workers have died from illnesses caused by long hours of polls-related work, an official said on Sunday. Arief Priyo Susanto, the spokes...

Japan's new visa regulation opens door to foreign labor

New Japanese visa regulations went into effect on April 1, allowing more migrant workers to enter Japan and take up some of the tens of thousands blue-collar jobs that are currently unfilled. While t...

Taiwan's China Airlines pilot caught on video sleeping in cockpit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Wednesday (Feb. 20), EBC News released video footage of a pilot sleeping in the cockpit of an airborne China Airlines (CAL) flight. In the video, a pilot in uniform can b...

CAL considers cutting routes in aftermath of pilot strike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) is reportedly considering the discontinuation of a number of flight routes to reduce operating costs set to rise following the week-lon...

Taiwan’s China Airlines flight schedule to return to normal on Feb. 21 following pilot strike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Even though pilots at China Airlines (CAL) agreed last Thursday evening to end their strike, the flight schedule won’t return to normal until February 21, Taiwan’s l...

Taiwan's China Airlines pilot strike officially ends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On the seventh day of a strike by China Airlines (CAL) pilots, the airline and Pilots Union Taoyuan finally came to a consensus on the five key demands by the striking pilots, ...

Pilot strike at Taiwan’s China Airlines set to end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Pilots at China Airlines (CAL) were reportedly set to end their unprecedented seven-day strike following a fourth round of negotiations lasting more than 10 hours Thursday. T...

French Olympic probe raises questions about Japanese firm

TOKYO (AP) — An investigation by French prosecutors into alleged vote-buying connected with Tokyo winning the 2020 Olympics has raised questions about one of Japan's most powerful companies, the giant...

Lines at top French airport as protesting police slow down

PARIS (AP) — French police protesting overwork and thousands of unpaid hours were dragging their feet at passport check-in lines in at least one terminal at Charles de Gaulle airport, creating long li...

Belgium's controversial Africa Museum reopens after refurbishment

Belgium's Africa Museum, which has faced criticism in the past for an uncritical depiction of the country's sometimes brutal colonial past, reopened on Saturday after a five-year restoration. ...