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Labor Unions at KBS, MBC Go on Massive Strike

Labor Unions at KBS, MBC Go on Massive Strike

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A few thousand union members at Korea’s two biggest TV networks went on strike simultaneously on Monday to protest alleged management interference in news coverage and unfair labor practices. Union members associated with the National Union of Media Workers at KBS and MBC, two of the country’s biggest terrestrial [...]

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 [...]