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South Korea: Samsung Electronics union sets sights on enlisting 10% of workforce, following certification by local authorities

Author: Kang Jin-Kyu, Tech Xplore, Published on: 25 November 2019

"Workers of Samsung unite, new union tells chipmaker staff", 21 November 2019

 ... local authority officials in Suwon...certified the National Samsung Electronics Union.

It is affiliated to the...Federation of Korean Trade Unions umbrella group (FKTU)...

Ko [Jee-hun] is the union's deputy general secretary. "What's at stake here is more than wages...We demand communication and to have our voices heard. Because we are not just components."...

... leaflets he handed out showed a series of cartoon characters complaining about issues from holidays and lunch breaks to forced early retirement and unexplained bonus reductions....

...The new group has set itself a goal of signing up 10,000 members—almost 10 percent of the workforce—which analysts say could see it demand a right to collective bargaining...

...Samsung Electronics declined to comment to AFP...

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Related companies: Samsung