There doesn’t seem to be a thread on this recent on-going event. I’m just wondering if there are people familiar with the industry who can share some thoughts on the issue.
The CA pilots’ guild has been demanding for some changes since 2018. Only two of its original 21 demands were addressed in previous negotiations, but the progress for the rest has been slow.
So over the Spring festival, the guild condensed their demands down to just 5, but the Airlines didn’t form a response quickly enough, so the guild announced to enter a strike on 2/8, 4 days into the long holiday, disrupting travel plans for many.
From the chart provided by Apple,the CA pilots are demanding for crew and positioning crew deployment to follow US regulation.
They reason that, even though the current deployment is not breaking the law, in practise the crews aren’t getting enough rest.
If they only have 3 flight crew for a 12 hour flight, each crew’s rest time becomes fragmented.
The guild also demands for 1 month of guaranteed bonus for guild members only.
I am wondering if their demands are reasonable for people familiar with the industry.
Also, is the hostility from Taiwan’s public rare or common for similar strikes across the world?
Finally, not all CA pilots participated in the strike. Even some guild members refused to take part in the strike. Is that normal in most countries?