GM South Korea workers reject wage pact, more strikes may occur

GM South Korea workers reject wage pact, more strikes may occur
By ROSE KIM / Bloomberg News
General Motors Co. workers in South Korea voted against a wage pact reached earlier this week, increasing the likelihood of continued production loss from partial strikes that began last month.

GM Korea workers rejected the tentative agreement between their representatives and the company, Choi Jong Hak, a spokesman for the union, said by phone Friday. He did not elaborate on future plans.

Rejecting the wage deal increases concern that prolonged strike action will further crimp output at the automaker, which has lost 13,300 units of production since work stoppages began on July 10. GM’s factories in South Korea produce Chevrolet vehicles for the domestic market and for export to about 150 countries including in Europe and South America, according to the local unit of the Detroit-based company.

The tentative accord had included a 92,000 won ($81) increase in monthly base salary for this year, and 8 million won in total as annual bonus per worker, Choi said earlier this week.

Seniority Lists
Bargaining Committee

Mike Herron
Tim Stannard
Zone at Large – 1st
Danny Taylor
Zone at Large – 2nd
Mark Wilkerson
Joe McClure
Chad Poynor
Steve Roberts
Derek Lewis
Bill Cundiff
Kirk Zebbs
Don Numinen
Jay Minella
Danny Bragg
Chris Hill
Rashad Thomas
Keith Oswald
Chris Brown

1853 Officers

Tim Stannard
Mike Herron
Vice President
Darrell DeJean
Financial Secretary
Mark Wunderlin
Recording Secretary
Peggy Mullins
Trustee (3)
Jay Lowe
Dave Clements
Dave Spare
Sgt. at Arms
David C Spare
Ashley Holloway
E-Board at Large (2)
David Ryder
Steve Roberts

GM Unit Chair
Mike Herron
Leadec Unit Chair
Larry Poole
Ryder Unit Chair
Patrick Linck
AFV Unit Chair
Katherine McGaw
Retiree Chair
Mike Martinez