Samsung workers go on 3-day strike in South Korea


Lerato Khumalo

According to Yonhap, the National Samsung Electronics Union (NSEU) decided to strike after Samsung did not accept the demands of the employees in the negotiations that started on June 13 and lasted for about 2 weeks.

Demanding improvements in issues such as salaries, bonuses and leave systems, Samsung employees protested at the entrance of the company’s facility in the Hwaseong district to begin a 3-day strike.

NSEU spokesman Son Woo-mok said they will continue the fight until the company changes its stance.

Pointing out that 6,540 people participated in the demonstration on the first day of the action, the union reported that the participation of more people than expected in the strike would cause disruption in production.

On the other hand, the union warned that if there is no progress as a result of the actions held this week, there will be a 5-day action starting from July 15.

It is stated that NSEU, which has 30 thousand members, constitutes 24 percent of Samsung’s 125 thousand workforce.