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Samsung Workers in South Korea Go on Strike for First Time

HeadlineJun 07, 2024

In South Korea, thousands of workers at Samsung Electronics went on strike today for the first time in the company’s history. Some 28,000 union members have joined the one-day action — that’s nearly a quarter of Samsung’s entire workforce in South Korea. They’re demanding salary increases and bonuses as Samsung — which produces smartphones, electronics and memory chips — has reported billions of dollars in profits. This is Samsung workers’ union leader Son Woo-mok.

Son Woo-mok: “We’re approaching the fifth year since the labor union was founded, but the management still refuses to recognize the union and continues to neglect it, ignoring the voices of the employees or the labor union without any communication.”

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