Month: May 2008

Can branch managers join a labor union?

More than 100 days have passed since the strike at Allianz Life Insurance started. Last week, management of the company fired 87 branch managers for participating in illegal strike when they are supposed to side with management as senior managers.

Hyundai Motor’s case

While running through past news on labor issues, I found an article by Yonhap News on Hyundai Motor’s move to build overseas plants and a response from its labor union that is famous for repeated strike for the last decade…

On 40 hour workweek of Korea

Korea began to adopt 40 hour workweek from July 1st, 2004 based on the revised Labor Standards Act (LSA). The revised law, in order to alleviate possible increase in cost for employer, determined a gradual schedule for implementation of 40…