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Regulator to Probes Starbucks’ Pre-paid Card System

Regulator to Probes Starbucks’ Pre-paid Card System

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s financial regulator plans to begin a probes into Starbucks-issued unregistered pre-paid cards. The Financial Supervisory Service has received a list of some 50 companies, including Starbucks Coffe Korea, which are operating an unregistered prepaid card system. Starbucks allows customers to charge their Starbucks cards through its mobile [...]

Starbucks Korea Employees Burdened with Company’s Rapid Growth

Starbucks Korea Employees Burdened with Company’s Rapid Growth

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Coffee Korea is facing demands from its employees to improve working conditions, as they staged a demonstration Thursday in protest of excessive workload stemming from the company’s marketing events. The Korean unit of the global coffee chain’s yearly sales jumped from 773.9 billion won (US$647 million) in 2015 to [...]

Starbucks Korea Employees Stage Truck Protest over Excessive Workload

Starbucks Korea Employees Stage Truck Protest over Excessive Workload

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Employees of Starbucks coffee stores staged a demonstration Thursday in protest of excessive workload stemming from the company’s marketing events. Two trucks hired by Starbucks Coffee Korea workers drove around Seoul from 10 a.m. with signs calling for improved work conditions attached on their sides. The event will continue [...]

Starbucks Employees Hint at Staging Protest

Starbucks Employees Hint at Staging Protest

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Korea employees are considering staging a protest over their excessive workload. Industry sources said that several Starbucks employees are communicating via Blind, an anonymous chat app for employed workers and staff, to stage a protest in trucks to demand a better working environment. Starbucks Korea does not have [...]