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Corporate Watchdog to File Complaint Against Truckers’ Union for Obstructing Investigation

Corporate Watchdog to File Complaint Against Truckers’ Union for Obstructing Investigation

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Wednesday it has decided to file a criminal complaint against a truckers’ union for obstructing its on-site investigation during its strike last year. The move came after officials from the watchdog were denied entry to the offices of the Korean Public Service and Transport [...]

Deal Reached to End Daewoo Shipyard Strike

Deal Reached to End Daewoo Shipyard Strike

GEOJE, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Subcontract workers at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) shipyard on the southeastern coast agreed to end their 51-day strike Friday, after labor and management struck a last-minute agreement on almost all contentious issues. About 120 unionized workers from DSME subcontractors had staged a sit-in at the [...]

Union Members of Five Naver Affiliates Vote to Take Collective Action

Union Members of Five Naver Affiliates Vote to Take Collective Action

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The union members of five Naver Corp. affiliates have voted to take various forms of collective action. The South Korean search giant’s labor union, ‘Joint Statement,’ said Monday that the union members of five Naver affiliates, including Ntech Service, NIT Service, Green Web Service, Incomes, and CommPartners, all voted [...]

Car Industry Faces Production Crisis Coupled with Chip Shortage and Truckers’ Strike

Car Industry Faces Production Crisis Coupled with Chip Shortage and Truckers’ Strike

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) — As new cars are experiencing shipping delays due to semiconductor shortages, there are concerns that the recent cargo truckers’ strike will exacerbate the delay. Industry sources said that the chip shortage has left South Korean consumers with wait times of at least one year for new Korean-made vehicles. Buyers [...]

Risk of Labor Strike Grows at Samsung as Labor-Management Conflict Continues

Risk of Labor Strike Grows at Samsung as Labor-Management Conflict Continues

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The labor and management of Samsung Electronics Co. have failed to narrow their differences in 2021 wage negotiations. Management sent an official letter to the labor union last week, saying, “If the union merges the agenda proposed in the 2021 wage negotiations with the 2022 wage negotiations, discussions would [...]