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‘Won’t take it any more’: South Korea’s Starbucks baristas rebel [Al Jazeera] 2022-01-12

Chanel Korea Workers Union wins wage increase and collective agreement, pressing on to secure justice for sexual harassment cases [UNI Global Union] 2022-01-04

Préavis de grève générale [Yonhap] 2021-12-23

Umbrella union opposes ex-FM's bid for ILO leadership [The Times] 2021-12-21

Chanel Korea employees to begin strike next week [The Times] 2021-12-08

Microsoft Korea Workers’ Union votes to strike over wages and disregard for workers’ sacrifice during pandemic [UNI] 2021-12-04

Strikes in South Korea shut down road freight as fight for Safe Rates escalates [ITF] 2021-12-01

General strike in Korea for workers’ rights and Just Transition [IndustriALL] 2021-10-21

Half a Million Workers Prepare to Walk Off Jobs in General Strike [Truthout] 2021-10-19

Union to push ahead with strike despite mounting concerns [The Herald] 2021-10-19

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Samsung Electronics about to reach wage agreement 2022-01-23 [The Times]

Delivery platform workers form labor union 2022-01-19 [Korea Bizwire]

CJ Logistics strike goes on, but so do deliveries 2022-01-18 [JoongAng Daily]

South Korea will see a massive labor uprising on January 15 2022-01-14 [In These Times]

‘Won’t take it any more’: South Korea’s Starbucks baristas rebel 2022-01-12 [Al Jazeera]

Chanel Korea Workers Union wins wage increase and collective agreement, pressing on to secure justice for sexual harassment cases 2022-01-04 [UNI Global Union]

Unionized delivery workers at CJ Logistics to go on strike 2021-12-23 [Yonhap]

Préavis de grève générale 2021-12-23 [Yonhap]

Umbrella union opposes ex-FM's bid for ILO leadership 2021-12-21 [The Times]

“Korean employers, we are not machines or slaves.” 2021-12-20 [Kyunghyang Shinmun]

Chanel Korea employees to begin strike next week 2021-12-08 [The Times]

Microsoft Korea Workers’ Union votes to strike over wages and disregard for workers’ sacrifice during pandemic 2021-12-04 [UNI]

Strikes in South Korea shut down road freight as fight for Safe Rates escalates 2021-12-01 [ITF]

Hyundai Tackles Unionized Labor Rates By Investing In Contract Manufacturing Plant Before EV Shift 2021-11-21 [Carscoops]

Police Grill KCTU Acting Chief over Downtown Rallies 2021-11-19 [KBS WORLD Radio]

South Koreans Protest In 'Squid Game' Costumes Demanding Wage Hike, Job Security 2021-10-24 [Republic World]

UAW calls for immediate release of president of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions 2021-10-22 [UAW]

Korean unions use Squid Game to mobilize for general strike 2021-10-22 [IndustriALL]

Cosmetic retail workers press for a higher wage and fairer sales incentive system 2021-10-22 [UNI]

KCTU “Large-scale rally in Seoul on the 13th of next month…The general strike started yesterday” 2021-10-22 [Newsdirectory3]

Bus barricades and marching unionists 2021-10-22 [Hankyoreh]

General strike in Korea for workers’ rights and Just Transition 2021-10-21 [IndustriALL]

General strike in Korea for workers’ rights and Just Transition 2021-10-21 [IndustriALL]

Half a Million Workers Prepare to Walk Off Jobs in General Strike 2021-10-19 [Truthout]

Union to push ahead with strike despite mounting concerns 2021-10-19 [The Herald]

1,000 food delivery workers to join one-day general strike next week 2021-10-15 [The Herald]

Ex-Foreign Minister Kang’s ILO leadership bid stokes debate 2021-10-14 [The Herald]

Umbrella union to hold large-scale rally during next week's one-day general strike 2021-10-14 [The Korea Times]

Starbucks workers plan rally over excessive workload 2021-10-04 [The Herald]

Starbucks workers plan rally over excessive workload 2021-10-04 [The Herald]

President of South Korea's militant union federation arrested for organizing rally 2021-09-11 [Labor Notes]

Arrest of Korean trade union leader raises concerns about freedom of association and assembly 2021-09-06 [TUAC]

IndustriALL Global Union condemns arrest of KCTU president YANG Kyeung-soo and demands his immediate release 2021-09-05 [IndustriALL]

BWI on the arrest of KCTU Chair Yang Kyeung-soo 2021-09-05 [BWI]

BWI on the arrest of KCTU Chair Yang Kyeung-soo 2021-09-03 [BWI]

Labor umbrella organization head arrested for holding rallies despite COVID-19 ban 2021-09-02 [Korea Times]

South Korean trade union head arrested over protests violating Covid rules 2021-09-02 [EFE]

Leader of Korea's umbrella union arrested for illegal rallies 2021-09-02 [Korea Joongang Daily]

Umbrella union under siege 2021-09-02 [Korea Times]

Release jailed KCTU President Yang Kyeung-soo 2021-09-02 [ITUC]

Le syndicat des professionnels de santé retire son appel à la grève générale 2021-09-02 [KBS]

Health workers drop strike plans after agreement 2021-09-02 [Saltwire]

Eleventh-Hour Talks to Head off Strike by Health Workers 2021-09-01 [US News & World Report]

PSI congratulates Korean firefighters for victory in their struggle to unionise 2021-08-30 [PSI]

Kia workers OK wage deal without strike for 1st time in 10 years 2021-08-28 [The Economic Times]

Unionized Health Workers to Go on Strike Sept. 2 amid Prolonged Pandemic 2021-08-27 [Korea Bizwire]

HMM union puts strike on hold for more negotiations 2021-08-25 [The Korea Herald]

HMM's sailors vote in favor of first-ever strike 2021-08-23 [The Herald]

HMM workers to quit en masse as a form of strike 2021-08-23 [JoongAng Daily]

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This month in labour history


11-01-1997 During the great strike that will last until January 30, an ICFTU delegation participates in a rally in Chong-Myo Park in Seoul. Marcello Malentacchi (FIOM-Italy) declares: "Your struggle is ours". [more]