Those departing from Vancouver International Airport aboard China Airlines are expected to prepare for further cancellations, a pilots strike at the Taiwanese national carrier to enter its fourth day on Monday.
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Those leaving the Vancouver airport aboard China Airlines should prepare for more cancellations, as a pilot strike at Taiwan's national carrier is expected to begin Monday in its fourth day.
YVR flight CI031 in Taipei, scheduled for Monday at 12:40, has been canceled. This is the second China Airlines flight from Vancouver that has already been canceled. Two other flights from Taipei were also canceled over the weekend.
YVR spokeswoman Zoe Weber confirmed that the flight to Taipei had been canceled and asked questions about the strike at the airline.
No immediate agreement was announced, the Pilots' Union has maintained its demands: an additional reserve pilot for flights lasting eight hours or more, a more transparent promotion system, a year-end bonus and other concessions.
The official central news agency announced that a total of 47 flights will have been canceled on Sunday.
The strike came in the middle of the Lunar New Year race. About 70% of the carrier's 1,300 pilots belong to the union, which accused the management of hypocrisy and abused its staff to limit costs.
CAL teams went on strike for 24 hours in 2016 for better conditions.
The airline said it was willing to continue the negotiations, but the union's bargaining demands were different from those it published in public.
Canceled flights include those bound for Hong Kong, Bangkok, Los Angeles, Manila and Tokyo. Most of them left Taiwan's main international airport in Taoyuan, just south of the capital, Taipei.
Founded in 1959, China Airlines is one of the two largest carriers on the island with a fleet of 88 aircraft.
To check the status of your flight, visit yvr.ca or directly with China Airlines.
-With Postmedia News files