EVA Air’s cabin crew strike has entered its 12th day — the longest such strike in Taiwan — with the airline racking up NT$2.11 billion ($68.1 million) in revenue losses.
On 29 June, the union voted in favour of terms proposed by EVA, potentially ending the strike. But both parties failed to reach an agreement on benefits-related issues later that day.
The airline adds in a stock exchange disclosure that 469 flights have been cancelled since 20 June, when the strike began.
Led by the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union, the strike comes after the latest negotiations over pay and working conditions with airline management reached an impasse. Two weeks before, the union voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action.
EVA said in a statement on its website that it “regretted” the outcome, and urged the striking employees to return to work soon.