Samsung Electronics Service, a warranty service arm of the tech giant, said on April 17 it will hire 8,000 workers from its subcontractors as regular employees.
The company said it agreed with Korean Metal Workers’ Union to directly hire the workers from around 90 subcontractors.
Industry watchers said the decision apparently came as prosecutors are currently carrying out investigations on allegations that Korea’s leading company sought to systematically nullify the labor union of Samsung Electronics Service.
“We will guarantee the legal activity of the labor union, and we will also take steps to seek development of the company by settling disputes with workers,” Samsung Electronics Service said.
It said the decision is expected to improve the overall working environment of it workers.
By Song Seung-hyun and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org