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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 [...]

Korean Tattooist Inking His Way Toward Making All Tattoos Legal in S. Korea

Korean Tattooist Inking His Way Toward Making All Tattoos Legal in S. Korea

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Once a symbol of gang life and sometimes an escape route for dodging mandatory military service, tattoos have long been associated with anti-social behavior in South Korea. But that notion is quickly changing thanks to a new wave of delicate and minimally designed tattoos, inked with pastel-colored hues. Patterns [...]

Samsung Life Workers Form 2nd Labor Union

Samsung Life Workers Form 2nd Labor Union

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Employees at Samsung Life Insurance Co. can launch another labor union following approval from labor authorities, a union official said Thursday, a month after parent Samsung Group’s heir apparent vowed to scrap the group’s “no labor union” policy. The life insurer’s second labor union came in response to some [...]