Industry-based bargaining between the union and the employers association of the metal industry reached a collective agreement (CA) without resorting to strike. Since 2003, when central-level bargaining of the metal industry was initiated, this is the first time that CA has been concluded without strike at participating workplaces (96 workplaces, 23,000 employees). However, unions of large enterprises such as Hyundai, Kia, and GM Daewoo that did not participate in the central-level bargaining continue to wage strikes. Continue Reading

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