Samsung Workers Go On Strike

Reuters reports:

“A workers’ union at Samsung Electronics in South Korea is set to stage a three-day strike from Monday and has warned it could take further action against the country’s most powerful conglomerate at a later date.

The National Samsung Electronics Union (NSEU), whose roughly 28,000 members make up over a fifth of the firm’s workforce in South Korea, is demanding the company improve its performance-based bonus system and give workers an extra day of annual leave.

It is not immediately clear how many workers will join the strike, but the union’s poll found about 8,100 members saying they would do so as of Monday morning.

Lee Hyun-kuk, a senior union leader, said in a YouTube broadcast last week that another round of strikes could occur once the three-day stoppage is over if the workers’ demands are not heard.

The union plans to hold a rally on Monday morning near Samsung’s headquarters in Hwaseong, south of Seoul.”

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