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Internal Conflicts Deepen at Hyundai’s Labor Union over Job Sharing

Internal Conflicts Deepen at Hyundai’s Labor Union over Job Sharing

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Internal conflicts over job sharing among plants are deepening within the labor union at Hyundai Motor Co., with some unionized members even coming to blows during an argument over proceedings. The employment stability committee that the company’s management and labor union planned to host at Hyundai plant in Ulsan, [...]

SsangYong Motor Labor Union Calls for Gov’t to Help Normalize Company’s Management

SsangYong Motor Labor Union Calls for Gov’t to Help Normalize Company’s Management

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The labor union of financially troubled SsangYong Motor Co. has called on the government to support the normalization of the company’s management, claiming that it is unfair to pass the responsibility of the company’s financial difficulties to the labor union. On Thursday, the labor union held a press conference [...]

S. Korea’s First Firefighter Labor Union Set to be Inaugurated

S. Korea’s First Firefighter Labor Union Set to be Inaugurated

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first labor union for firefighters is set to be inaugurated in the latter half of this year. On Monday, the Federation of Korean Trade Unions held a press conference in Seoul regarding the establishment of a preparatory committee for the inauguration of the nation’s first firefighter labor [...]

Top Court Upholds Guilty Convictions of Samsung Executives in Union-busting Case

Top Court Upholds Guilty Convictions of Samsung Executives in Union-busting Case

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the guilty convictions of dozens of former and current Samsung executives accused of sabotaging labor union activities at a subsidiary company in 2013. The court confirmed a 16-month prison sentence for Kang Kyung-hoon, a vice president at Samsung Electronics Co., on charges of [...]

Samsung Unit Signs Collective Agreement with Labor Union

Samsung Unit Signs Collective Agreement with Labor Union

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Display Co. on Thursday signed a collective agreement with its labor union, becoming the first electronics affiliate of Samsung Group to ink such a deal. The agreement was reached about seven months after the management and the labor union started to negotiate on welfare programs and working condition improvements. Samsung [...]