More flexible work rules mulled for aviation industry after EVA case

Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Tuesday that it will work with the Ministry of Labor to come up with more flexible work rules for the aviation industry in the wake of EVA Airways’ cancellation of 50 flights last week when its flight attendants took mass typhoon leave, affecting some 10,000 passengers.

Considering its mandate of serving the public, the aviation industry should be given more leeway for handling its workforce in future cases similar to the one of EVA Air, in which 500 crew members applied for a typhoon day off — in line with regulations — July 30 after all cities and counties in Taiwan announced school and office closures for that day.

The weather turned out to be good enough to fly, but the airline was unable to dispatch its flight crew due to legal constraints, which affected the passengers.

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