According to Reuters, South Korea's labor unions may have reached a tentative deal with Hyundai following a compromise between the two sides on wages. Workers have staged a number of stoppages since August 20, which have cost the South Korean giant 1.02 trillion won – around $1.1B US. It also represents just over 50,000 units of production. That vehicle total sounds like a lot, but it's a small enough figure that Hyundai can apparently catch up with weekend and overtime shifts. We'd wager
Automotive News reports Hyundai is facing a strike in Korea. Workers lead by Moon Yong, the head of the company's labor union, are threatening to take action unless they receive better pay and reduced work hours. Earlier this week, 70-percent of the 45,000-member union voted to give leaders the power to enact walkouts. Hyundai is already well aware of the damage that strikes can do – the company reportedly estimates labor disruptions between 1987 and 2008 cost it sales of around one millio
Hyundai and Kia are having a great 2011 so far, with sales numbers reaching new heights seemingly every month. The summer sun might disappear, however, as storm clouds appear to be looming on the South Korean horizon. According to Reuters, Hyundai's home market management is working with the worker's union to negotiate a new wage deal. Talks are reportedly not going very well, and the union has walked away from the table ahead of a final round of discussion before everyone breaks for a holiday.
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