Hyundai strike hit with police repression in South Korea

Riot police have broken up a strike and occupation of Yoosung Enterprise factory in Asan, south of Seoul.

I love yellow monitors! The wildcat strike in Hyundai factory in Czech

Hyundai plant in the Czech Republic

An analysis of a wildcat work stoppage in Hyundai factory in Czech in December 2009 and its context. It was published in Tridni kniha (paper of Kolektivne proti kapitalu). It was distributed in front of the factory and posted by a Hyundai worker on a internet forum of Hyundai employees.

Leaflet: The struggle in Nošovice was started by workers. It belongs to them!

Today we distributed a leaflet in front of the Hyundai factory in Nošovice, where there was a wildcat strike recently (check out this article by the Slovak IWA section, Priama akcia, for more information). This is a rough English translation of the text.

Wildcat strikes of Czech workers in Hyundai and Dymos get massive attention

Around 20 workers left the welding shop in Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech in Nošovice near Frýdek-Místek (Czech Republic) during their shift on Tuesday 1st of December 2009. One day later there was an hourly wildcat strike in assembly hall at the same company. On 3rd December workers in Huyndai subcontactor Dymos organised an hourly work stoppage too. On 7th December the union called a “strike emergency” (a symbolic pre-strike measure to warn the management that unless they start negotiations a real strike action will be called) in Hyundai.

Hyundai workers wildcat in South Korea

Hyundai workers in previous strike

Workers at Hyundai (HMC) Ulsan plant in South Korea were on wildcat last week for higher wages.

Police seek arrest of Korean union leader

South Korean police said Monday they plan to seek a warrant to arrest the head of the union of Hyundai Motor Co., the country's No. 1 carmaker, for an alleged assault at a company event.

South Korea: General strike

Unions in South Korea launched a general strike today after the passage of a temporary workers bill by the National Assembly.