Taipei-EVA Airways Corp. said Friday that its flights to Hong Kong and Los Angeles will resume next week as more flight attendants are choosing to return to work amid an ongoing strike staged by the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU).
The company did not provide a figure on how many flight attendants have returned to work since the strike was launched last week.
According to EVA Air, 329 flights will be canceled from July 6-10, affecting an estimated 53,900 passengers.
As the strike entered its ninth day, TFAU said Friday that union leaders met with EVA Chairman Steve Lin (???) earlier in the day.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL), which helped set up the meeting, said the strike could finally come to an end Saturday at the earliest.
Deputy labor minister Liu Shih-hao (???), who acted as mediator at the meeting, said without elaborating that some progress was made.
The results of the meeting will be passed on to the union members and they will have until Saturday to decide whether or not to accept the terms and conditions laid out by EVA Air, Liu said.
During the meeting, the chairman also assured the union that the company will not seek to punish its members for striking.
According to the flight attendants union, a vote will be held Saturday with the goal of building a consensus among its members to see if they want to continue with the strike action.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel