Taiwan: China Airlines allegedly suspends employees for union activities

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27 January 2015

CAL accused of trying to suppress union activities

Author: Lii Wen, Taipei Times

China Airlines…faced accusations that it is trying to suppress union activities after four employees were suspended from flight duties for a month and told to attend “anger-management courses” as a result of their actions during a demonstration…Labor unions said the suspensions clearly violate employees’ rights to participate in collective bargaining and they vowed to appeal the case to labor authorities. About 1,000 airline employees and their supporters took part in the demonstration outside the company’s office…to protest the size of their year-end bonuses and what they called “sweatshop-like” labor conditions…The four employees…suspended are union representatives from the…China Airlines Employees’ Union, who spoke onstage during…[the] protest...

A China Airlines spokesperson said the four union representatives would be removed from flight duties for at least one month because their behavior at the protest did not reflect the professional conduct expected of flight attendants. The company also said the quartet’s “emotional behavior” showed they needed to attend anger-management courses because their behavior could affect the quality of service provided to passengers or threaten flight securit. The four will continue to receive their monthly salaries and the minimum stipulated 60 hours of flight bonuses, the company said. However…the four could lose between NT$7,000 and NT$10,000 from a month-long suspension…

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Author: 汪淑芬,中央社

部分华航空服员因不满年终奖金缩水…到台北分公司抗议。华航…证实,数名行为激烈者暂停勤务,并回公司加强训练。

华航说…激烈行为、浮动情绪及鼓噪行径,完全不符合空勤组员所需耐心、冷静、守纪律的专业训练。…如果组员情绪浮动,在封闭的客舱内执行服务作业时,将影响同机组员的工作氛围与情绪…为避免旅客对华航服务品质不信任,华航决定暂停数位组员飞航勤务,并要求回到公司上课,以加强严格专业训练…华航仍会发给组员底薪外加保障60小时的飞行奖金,至于会停飞多久,华航说至少一个月。华航并未说明暂停飞航勤务组员人数,桃园产业工会说有4位,华航工会则接获1名遭停勤务的组员投诉。

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Author: 汪淑芬,中央社

部分華航空服員因不滿年終獎金縮水…到台北分公司抗議。華航…證實,數名行為激烈者暫停勤務,並回公司加強訓練。

華航說…激烈行為、浮動情緒及鼓譟行徑,完全不符合空勤組員所需耐心​​、冷靜、守紀律的專業訓練。 …如果組員情緒浮動,在封閉的客艙內執行服務作業時,將影響同機組員的工作氛圍與情緒…為避免旅客對華航服務品質不信任,華航決定暫停數位組員飛航勤務,並要求回到公司上課,以加強嚴格專業訓練…華航仍會發給組員底薪外加保障60小時的飛行獎金,至於會停飛多久,華航說至少一個月。華航並未說明暫停飛航勤務組員人數,桃園產業工會說有4位,華航工會則接獲1名遭停勤務的組員投訴。

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