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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, [...]

Study Finds Plants Can Impact Each Other Without Contact

Study Finds Plants Can Impact Each Other Without Contact

DAEJEON, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has found that plants can impact each other through smell without entering into physical contact. A team from the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology said Thursday it had found that a plant whose roots were modified through the application of beneficial bacteria [...]

Seoul City Builds Green Healing Offices in Public Facilities

Seoul City Builds Green Healing Offices in Public Facilities

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Thursday that ‘Green Healing Offices’ have been set up using air-purifying plants at five locations including district offices and community centers. Green Healing Offices include bio-walls and flowerpot cubicles that make use of air-purifying plants. They contribute to improved air quality in the office [...]

Kia Motors Mulls Suspending Three Domestic Plants Due to Coronavirus Disruptions

Kia Motors Mulls Suspending Three Domestic Plants Due to Coronavirus Disruptions

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Kia Motors Corp., South Korea’s second-biggest carmaker, is considering temporarily suspending some of its plants in the country later this month due to the fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic, industry sources said Sunday. It is planning to halt operations of three factories — two in Gwangmyeong, south of [...]

Korean Electronics Firms to Resume Chinese Plant Operations

Korean Electronics Firms to Resume Chinese Plant Operations

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s electronics companies are set to resume their plant operations in China, industry officials said Monday, following an extended Lunar New Year holiday amid the spread of the novel coronavirus in the world’s No. 2 economy. The companies said they plan to resume production Monday, although some manufacturing [...]