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Unionized Workers Kick Off Nationwide Strike on Top of Tower Cranes

Unionized Workers Kick Off Nationwide Strike on Top of Tower Cranes

SEOUL, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Tower crane workers belonging to two major labor umbrella groups kicked off a nationwide strike Tuesday, calling for a pay raise and prohibition of the use of smaller tower cranes. The operation of around 2,500 tower cranes was suspended at construction sites, with the same number of unionized workers [...]

Bus Drivers in Seoul, Major Cities Cancel Planned Strike After Reaching Wage Deal

Bus Drivers in Seoul, Major Cities Cancel Planned Strike After Reaching Wage Deal

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Unionized bus drivers in Seoul, Busan and all other metropolitan cities and provinces canceled a planned strike on Wednesday after reaching last-minute wage deals with their management. Labor and management at about 200 bus companies nationwide held marathon negotiations until early Wednesday morning over wage hikes for drivers who [...]

Unionized Bus Drivers Vote to Strike Nationwide over Wages

Unionized Bus Drivers Vote to Strike Nationwide over Wages

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Nationwide public transportation chaos is looming, as unionized bus drivers across the country have been voting overwhelmingly to strike to demand pay hikes and manpower increases in time for the implementation of a mandatory 52-hour workweek in the bus industry this summer. Some 35,000 drivers from 10 cities and [...]

GM Korea, Renault Samsung Labor Dispute Fueling Concerns for S. Korea’s Auto Industry

GM Korea, Renault Samsung Labor Dispute Fueling Concerns for S. Korea’s Auto Industry

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — GM Korea Co. and Renault Samsung Motors Corp., the South Korean units of U.S. and French auto giants, respectively, are mired in a dispute that is fueling concerns over the broader South Korean auto industry this year. In recent years, the two carmakers, affiliates of General Motors Co. and [...]