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11 February 2015

South Korea: Anti-McDonald's Protests In Korea Battle Low Wages, Unfair Working Conditions, Say Labor Activists

Author: Shuan Sim, International Business Times

... McDonald’s part-time workers in Korea earn a minimum hourly wage of 5,580 won ($5.10) per hour ... The protesters have also said that McDonald’s in Korea fills every restaurant position with temporary workers to cut costs, including administrative...

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26 August 2014

Concerns that AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Korea denied workers' right to collective bargaining

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Company non-response
1 April 2014

Hyundai Heavy Industries did not respond to: Hyundai re claims of labour rights abuses in So. Korea

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23 July 2013

Hyundai Files Police Complaint Against Clash Activists (So. Korea)

Author: Rose Kim, Bloomberg (USA)

Hyundai Motor...filed a police complaint against 13 activists it says led a violent clash at its biggest assembly plant that left 82 employees injured. The three-hour dispute...between activists from the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions...and...

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31 July 2012

Auto parts company investigated on allegations of having workers roughed up [South Korea]

Author: Um Ji-won & Heo Jae-hyun, Hankyoreh [South Korea]

Car parts manufacturer SJM is alleged by workers to have ordered personnel from the private security firm Contactus to violently break-up a sit-down strike at its factory...Police are investigating SJM on charges of ordering violence by privately...

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9 January 2012

Hyundai union threatens stoppages after worker self-immolation [So. Korea]

Author: Hyunjoo Jin, Reuters

The labor union of Hyundai Motor [part of Hyundai Kia Motor] has threatened to suspend all engine output in the company's biggest production base…saying an employee set himself on fire to protest the company's alleged "suppression" of unionized...

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18 July 2011

Samsung Everland fires union leader for leaking corporate information [So. Korea]

Author: Yonhap News [So. Korea]

Samsung Everland…said Monday that it has fired a worker for leaking sensitive corporate information less than a week after employees set up a trade union. The company, which is an affiliate of Samsung Group…said Cho Jang-hee, the vice chairman of the...

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13 July 2011

Samsung: labour challenge [So. Korea]

Author: Song Jung-a, Financial Times [blog]

Four employees at theme park operator Samsung Everland, the group’s de facto holding company, have formed the first pan-Samsung union, challenging the group’s policy of not allowing labour unions...Samsung is now the world’s largest technology company...

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23 April 2011

Union members targeted by companies for claims [So. Korea]

Author: Kim So-yon, Hankyoreh [So. Korea]

Workers are being progressively squeezed by compensation claims and provisional attachments from employers [for holding strikes]. The situation is reversing the gains made with an agreement reached eight years ago in which labor and management said...

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3 April 2003

Trade union victory in South Korea: release of union leader Dan Byung-Ho

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

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