ERJ staff report (DS)
Seoul, Korea -- ICEM, the union organisation, has expressed satisfaction that the Kumho Tyre subsidiary of Kumho Asiana Group lifted its eight-day lockout on 3,400 rubber workers, members of the Korean Metal Workers' Union (KMWU). Korea's second biggest tyre maker locked out workers on 25 March at factories in Gwungju and Gokseong following a one-day warning strike. The lockout was lifted at at 14h30 on Friday 1 April.
ICEM said the company rescinded its demand that workers sign individual work agreements promising not to engage in further work stoppages. In return for lifting the lockout, the Kumho Tyre Workers' Union said it would end its industrial actions in front of the two plants.
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Press release from ICEM