Worker unions at both Hyundai and Kia in Korea are refusing to work Saturdays and Sundays for the third weekend in a row, seriously cutting into production schedules and thwarting management plans to improve productivity and profitability. Impacted are Hyundai’s four plants in Ulsan and its facility in Asan, as well as Kia’s operations in Hwaseoung and Sohari. Workers at Kia’s plant in Gwangju refused to work the weekend of March 9-10, but resumed weekend shifts last ...

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