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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 [...]

Korean Air Cancels over 130 Flights Due to Pilot Walkout

Korean Air Cancels over 130 Flights Due to Pilot Walkout

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – More than 130 scheduled flights with South Korea’s largest flag carrier Korean Air Lines Co. will be cancelled due to a walkout by unionized pilots, the transportation ministry said Wednesday.  Unionized workers of Korean Air earlier said they will stage a 10-day walkout from Thursday. The scheduled strike follows [...]

Railroad Employees Return to Work After 74-Day Walkout

Railroad Employees Return to Work After 74-Day Walkout

DAEJEON, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s unionized railway workers will end their 74-day-long strike and return to work Friday, while vowing to continue their protest against the implementation of a performance-based pay system.  The Korean Railway Workers’ Union said it will end the walkout as of 2 p.m., concluding its longest-ever railway strike [...]