Wednesday, September 10, 2008

[The Hankyoreh, September 3 2008] Strike vote at YTN

Union members of YTN, a 24-hour news broadcasting company, vote on whether to strike at their headquarters in downtown Seoul on September 2. Voting will continue until September 5.

One day before voting began, the new president, Gu Bon-hong, who was a close aide of President Lee Myung-bak during the presidential campaign, made changes to YTN’s staff. But 24 reporters resisted the order and they are now awaiting the union’s decision, though they will keep their positions. This is an unprecedented event in the history of the Korean media.

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