South Korea: One Big Union?

James in two Koreas reports that three automobile companies: Hyundai, Daewoo, Kia company just chose to join the Federation of Korean Metal Workers Trade Unions under the Korea Confederation of Trade Unions. “The move is expected to bring big changes to labor negotiations between union and company management, allowing each labor union to raise questions about the industry’s overall problems. In addition, temporary workers, who have not been allowed membership in most company-wide labor unions, will be accorded the rights of union members“.

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