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With 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.
Some 4,000 metalworkers rallied in front of the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea on the 15 February vowing to smash plans to restructure the world’s largest shipbuilding company.
The Korean Metal Workers' Union has called a general strike across the sector in support of a dispute at Hyundai.
Friday 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.
Three 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.
Korean 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 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.
The strike at Hyundai Motor India, in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu state, India was called off on 8 November 2012 upon an agreement reached between the union and Hyundai management.
Hyundai Motor India workers launched their 4th strike action on 30 October 2012 demanding the reinstatement of remaining 27 workers who were dismissed in 2008, recognition of Hyundai Motor India Employees’ Union (HMIEU) and renegotiation of wage agreement.
Two 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.
Members 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.
Korean 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.
Representatives of IndustriALL Global Union KIA/Hyundai Network met for the fourth time in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 2 to 4 September 2012.
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