Samsung workers’ union announces first-ever strike for chipmaker

Samsung workers’ union announces first-ever strike for chipmaker

Up to 28,000 people at tech giant in South Korea will strike for one day on 7 June after negotiations over wages stall

A major union representing tens of thousands of people at the South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday that workers will go on strike for the first time, potentially threatening key global semiconductor supply chains.

A spokesperson said union members, around 20% of the company workforce, or 28,000 people, would use annual leave to strike for one day on 7 June, leaving the door open for a potential general strike down the road.

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​Up to 28,000 people at tech giant in South Korea will strike for one day on 7 June after negotiations over wages stallA major union representing tens of thousands of people at the South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday that workers will go on strike for the first time, potentially threatening key global semiconductor supply chains.A spokesperson said union members, around 20% of the company workforce, or 28,000 people, would use annual leave to strike for one day on 7 June, leaving the door open for a potential general strike down the road. Continue reading… 


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