South Korea: Hyundai resumes output after strike

Hyundai restarted production at its Asan plant in South Korea on 11 June, following a two-day strike by workers, reports Reuters. Asan makes the popular Sonata and Grandeur models. Protesting workers halted output at the facility on 9 June following the suicide of a plant employee, who left a note claiming the OEM suppressed union activity. Hyundai has agreed to provide compensation to the family of the deceased equivalent to the amount paid for an industrial accident.

The Asan strike followed close on the heels of a suspension of operations due to a parts shortage, caused by a strike at engine component supplier Yoosung Enterprise in May.

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