TAIPEI, Taiwan – A strike among pilots at Taiwan’s flag carrier China Airlines has dragged into a third day, resulting in further flight cancellations.
There’s no word Sunday of a settlement as the pilots’ union remained firm in its demands for an additional backup pilot on flights lasting eight hours or more, a more transparent system of promotion, a year-end bonus and other concessions.
The official Central News Agency says a total of 47 flights will have been canceled by Sunday.
The strike came in the middle of the Lunar New Year travel rush. About 70 percent of the carrier’s 1,300 pilots belong to the union, which has accused management of insincerity and mistreating its workforce to keep costs down.
CAL crews went on strike for 24 hours in 2016 for better conditions.