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Unexpected Turnaround by Hyundai’s Labor Union Leaves Onlookers Surprised

Unexpected Turnaround by Hyundai’s Labor Union Leaves Onlookers Surprised

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The labor union representing the employees of Hyundai Motor Company decided yesterday not to go on strike before the summer holiday season. Instead, it will focus on pushing through negotiations with Hyundai. The union is believed to have stated that “instead of going on strike or taking an antagonistic position [...]

Union of Part-Timers to Launch First Collective Bargaining with McDonald’s Korea

Union of Part-Timers to Launch First Collective Bargaining with McDonald’s Korea

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A labor union of part-time workers said Wednesday they will begin collective bargaining with the local unit of McDonald’s next month. The Arbeit Workers’ Union said it has been designated the bargaining agent earlier this month and that it plans to embark on negotiations with the management. The first [...]

Unionized Workers of Hyundai Heavy Go on Strike for 3rd Day

Unionized Workers of Hyundai Heavy Go on Strike for 3rd Day

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Unionized workers at South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. staged a strike for the third consecutive workday Monday, opposing the firm’s decision to split the ailing company.  The labor union said it has called on its 14,000 workers to stage an eight-hour sit-down starting at 8:00 a.m., continuing [...]

Unionized Workers of Hyundai Heavy Stage First All-Out Strike in 23 Years

Unionized Workers of Hyundai Heavy Stage First All-Out Strike in 23 Years

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Labor union leaders at South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. declared an all-out strike Thursday over failed wage negotiations and a proposed split of the firm’s non-shipbuilding business.  What union and company officials called the first full-fledged walkout in 23 years came after labor union leaders told all [...]

McDonald’s Part-Timers Struggle with Unpaid Wages

McDonald’s Part-Timers Struggle with Unpaid Wages

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – McDonald’s Korea’s Mangwon branch had its franchise contract with the fast food company terminated on December 1 of last year.  According to McDonald’s, the owner of concern had been failing to fulfill the terms of agreement, including paying the company franchise commissions amounting to a total of about 700 [...]

Railroad Employees Return to Work After 74-Day Walkout

Railroad Employees Return to Work After 74-Day Walkout

DAEJEON, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s unionized railway workers will end their 74-day-long strike and return to work Friday, while vowing to continue their protest against the implementation of a performance-based pay system.  The Korean Railway Workers’ Union said it will end the walkout as of 2 p.m., concluding its longest-ever railway strike [...]

McDonald’s Part-Timers Form Labor Union

McDonald’s Part-Timers Form Labor Union

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – “We’ll make a McJob a GoodJob,” read the slogan held by a picketer wearing a McDonald’s paper bag.  Taking place Wednesday in front of the McDonald’s headquarters building in Seoul was the inauguration ceremony of a new McDonald’s labor union of current and former part-timers.  The union has existed [...]