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Korean workers stage protest against Hyundai

25 October, 2012Two workers climbed a pylon and remain there at the Hyundai Motor plant in Ulsan on 17 October protesting against the company’s failure to recognise the permanent status of employees even after a positive Supreme Court decision.

Sign White House petition on precarious work in Korea

17 January, 2013Korean Metal Workers’ Union petition the U.S. White House to demand that Chung Mong-Koo, chairman of Hyundai Motor Company, accept the Supreme Court ruling to grant permanent employment to precarious workers.

Hyundai and Kia unions call for a global framework agreement

15 April, 2019The Hyundai and Kia trade union network met in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on 8 and 9 April, with participants from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, India, Korea, Brazil and Turkey representing all plants covered by democratic and independent unions.

IndustriALL supports international appeal of Hyundai Unions

14 June, 2013Three IndustriALL affiliates, KMWU, IG METALL and OS KOVO launch a joint demand for auto multinational Hyundai to stand by its values and treat its employees with respect.

Hyundai: stop union busting at your suppliers

23 June, 2016Friday 24 June marks 100 days since 41-year-old Han Kwang-ho (pictured), a union organizer at a Hyundai auto part supplier in South Korea, took his own life.

Korean union secures thousands of jobs for contract autoworkers

6 September, 2017With just a month to go before 7 October, when IndustriALL Global Union takes a stand against precarious work, we take a look at the epic battle fought by IndustriALL affiliate, the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU) at Hyundai Motor Company.

Hyundai stops night shifts in Korea

10 January, 2013Hyundai workers began a new shift system on 8 January 2013 no longer working overnight for the first time since 1967 thanks to the IndustriALL-affiliated Korean Metal Workers’ Union’s agreement with the company.

South Korea: 150,000 metal workers strike

25 July, 2016The Korean Metal Workers' Union has called a general strike across the sector in support of a dispute at Hyundai.

Korean workers reach ground-breaking agreement at Hyundai

5 September, 2012Members of the Korean Metal Workers’ Union voted to accept a new agreement at Hyundai Motors that secures a 5.4 per cent increase in basic wages and an end to night shifts starting in March next year.

Justice for Korean workers at Hyundai Kia Motors

22 August, 2012Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU) stages a series of strikes demanding higher wages, regularization of precarious workers and the abolishment of night shift work, which is causing serious danger to workers’ health.