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HMM workers employed on land vote to strike

HMM headquarters in central Seoul on Aug. 30. [YONHAP]

HMM headquarters in central Seoul on Aug. 30. [YONHAP]

 
HMM’s labor union representing workers on land voted to strike over an unsettled wage dispute with management.  
 
The union wrapped the two-day vote on Tuesday morning, where more than 97 percent of those voting agreed to strike.
 
Of the total 791 union members, 95.45 percent of people took part in the vote.  
 
The union has asked for a 25 percent increase in wages for this year with a bonus of 1,200 percent of monthly salary. Management proposed an eight percent increase and a bonus of 500 percent of monthly salary.  
 
The other HMM union, representing crews employed on ships, already voted last week to effectively strike.  
 
But it delayed the strike, which is technically a mass resignation due to Korean law, to Wednesday. 
 
 

BY JIN MIN-JI [jin.minji@joongang.co.kr]
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