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Shinsegae’s Unfair Labor Act to Its Affiliates Including Emart

Eung Cheol Kim February 25, 2013

Article written by: Lee Young Kyung (Kyunghyang Shinmun) Translated by: Eung Cheol Kim   [dropcap][/dropcap] Before implementing multiple unions in 2011, Shinsegae’s nine affiliate companies including Shinsegae Department Store, Shinsegae Construction, Shinsegae Food, and Starbucks revised the rules of employment on the level of violating laborer’s primary rights, following the directions of headquarters.   After… Continue Reading »


Hyundai Motor in Great Dispute with Labor Union

Alexandra Bauer January 13, 2012

The Hyundai Motor Company had to face a lot of startling occurrences and criticism very recently. This past Sunday on the 8th of January, the employee and labor union member Mr. Shin attempted self-immolation in the engine factory of Hyundai in Ulsan, South Korea. Currently he is in critical condition, but this major incident, initiated a huge debate… Continue Reading »


Suggestion for Labor Union Calls for the Pink Slip

Yuri Yi March 2, 2011

Se Hwa Hong, who is a journalist at Hankyoreh newspaper, is holding a picket saying that ‘Dismissal is murder. Samsung workers die of leukemia and worker repression without labor union. Samsung employees, let’s unite and create democratic labor union!’(Picture source : Byung Seung Song, Sisa Seoul) Jong Tae Park, who worked at Samsung for 23… Continue Reading »

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