Samsung union workers in South Korea plan to prolong strike indefinitely until conditions are met

Thousands of Samsung workers in South Korea went on a three-day strike this Monday to press management into offering higher wages and improved working conditions. The first unionized strike in Samsung’s history is led by the National Samsung Electronics Union (NSEU) which represents the largest unionized group at Samsung with 30,000 registered members.

National Samsung Electronics Union members march at Hwaseong Campus (Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul)

National Samsung Electronics Union members march at Hwaseong Campus (Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul)

The NSEU has now declared an “indefinite” strike until its conditions are met and claims it has 6,540 members who have agreed to participate in the strike with workers across facility, manufacturing, and development divisions. The union also threatens to disrupt Samsung’s chip manufacturing lines.

Samsung representatives have assured that there will be no disruption to production lines and that the company “remains committed to engaging in good faith negotiations with the union”. This development comes as Samsung presented record Q2 profits fueled by AI chip demand.

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