South Korea: Workers rally outside Nexon headquarters over restructuring that has put workers in ‘constant job insecurity’

Author: Jung Jun-ho, Korea IT Times, Published on: 13 September 2019

"Nexon's labor union calls on the management to guarantee job security", 5 September 2019

Nexon's labor union "Starting Point" held a rally in front of Nexon Korea's office building and demanded the company guarantee job security...

..., if...[a] project ends and the team is disbanded due to poor games, it is not certain whether the team's manpower will be relocated, which is why workers in the game industry suffer from constant job insecurity," [Bae Soo-chan, the head of Nexon's labor union] said...

...Nexon recently suspended four projects...About 100 employees, including developers from four teams whose projects have now been suspended, are on standby until they are placed on the new project, according to the Nexon union.

Concerns over restructuring, which have been brewing since NXC Chairman Kim Jung-joo's attempt to sell Nexon was thwarted, are becoming more highlighted by the suspension of the project.

"There is a document that says that if the relocation is not carried out within three months, workers should agree to leave the company," said a union official, adding that Nexon employees feel threatened by job insecurity during the transition.

"Because of the nature of the game industry, the project is being halted in consideration of various situations, which is not related to reduction of manpower," Nexon said...

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