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GM Korea Chief Says Wage Increase Will Hurt Competitiveness

GM Korea Chief Says Wage Increase Will Hurt Competitiveness

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The chief executive of GM Korea Co. said on Wednesday increased labor costs would hurt the carmaker’s profitability and competitiveness amid stalled wage negotiations with its trade union. Kaher Kazem, GM Korea president and chief executive, held an emergency meeting with executives at the carmaker’s main plant near Seoul. [...]

GM Korea, Renault Samsung Labor Dispute Fueling Concerns for S. Korea’s Auto Industry

GM Korea, Renault Samsung Labor Dispute Fueling Concerns for S. Korea’s Auto Industry

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — GM Korea Co. and Renault Samsung Motors Corp., the South Korean units of U.S. and French auto giants, respectively, are mired in a dispute that is fueling concerns over the broader South Korean auto industry this year. In recent years, the two carmakers, affiliates of General Motors Co. and [...]