Samsung Electronics union goes on indefinite strike | EUROtoday

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A union representing staff at South Korean know-how big Samsung Electronics has known as on its roughly 30,000 members to go on strike indefinitely, as a part of its marketing campaign for higher pay and advantages.

The announcement got here on the final day of a three-day normal strike being held by the National Samsung Electronics Union (NSEU).

The union mentioned it had made the choice after administration confirmed no intention of holding talks over its calls for.

Samsung didn’t instantly reply to the BBC’s request for remark.

“The company has no intention to engage in a dialogue even after the first general strike, thus we declare a second general strike starting from July 10th, lasting indefinitely,” a press release on the union’s web site mentioned.

The NSEU, which represents almost 1 / 4 of Samsung Electronics’ staff in South Korea, mentioned its actions had disrupted manufacturing. However, Samsung has disputed this declare.

Samsung Electronics is the world’s largest maker of reminiscence chips, smartphones and televisions.

After the NSEU announcement, the corporate’s shares have been buying and selling flat to a little bit decrease on the Korea Stock Exchange.