Union works at Hyundai resumed walkout on Wednesday after failing to workout a deal with management. About 45,000 unionized workers had been requesting that South Korea's largest automaker increase wages, and they've also been urging to end the nightshifts that workers say are dangerous.

According to the Detroit Free Press, workers at three locations will walk out for several hours on various days between August 8 and 17. Workers at Hyundai-owned Kia plants will walk out as well in a move to put added pressure on management.

Additionally, employees of General Motors in Korea are planning a strike. GM Korea is the third largest automaker in the country.

Hyundai Motor denounced the strike in a statement saying, "it is regrettable that a labor union has decided to go on strike and interrupt negotiations at this critical point. The union walkout is counterproductive and will harm the workers and Hyundai customers, as well as the company."

In the second quarter of this year, Hyundai Motor recorded a profit thanks to strong sales, but back home, Korean sales have taken a downturn as Japanese automakers ramp up production again. This was compounded by previous worker who went on strike in July, which Hyundai said reduced output by 14,080 vehicles worth $239 million.



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      Dan Frederiksen
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      They can all take a minute to relax and enjoy a tortured dog with their friends and family.
      Carboy45
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      Is Mr. Kennedy literate? There are three typos in this article. Two of them are in the first line. To the topic - the value of labor unions has always been overrated. They are, in the long run, counterproductive. Once established in an industry or company, the main function of the union becomes to perpetuate itself, regardless of the long-term effects on the workers or the company/industry.
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