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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 [...]

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 [...]

Subway, Railway Workers Go on Strike against Merit Pay System

Subway, Railway Workers Go on Strike against Merit Pay System

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Unionized workers of South Korea’s railway and subway services went on their first joint strike in 22 years Tuesday, protesting against the government’s push to implement a performance-based pay system.  The members of Seoul’s two major subway labor unions launched the walkout at 9 a.m., the unions said. The [...]