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