3 of 5 workers 'tempted to go on strike':survey
By Cecilia Park
Three out of five workers often feel the need to go on strike, according to a recent survey by a job portal.
CareerNet said Thursday 62.7 percent of 284 office workers questioned replied that there were times when they wanted to strike. As many as 52.2 percent of those were tempted to do so when management infringed on their rights to wage hike deals and welfare benefits.
The other major reason for the desire to do so was when irregularities were rampant in their companies at 22.5 percent, followed by when they were overburdened by works of others at 14.6 percent. About 11 percent even replied that they wanted to walk out due to boredom.
Positive responses to strikes outweighed negative ones by 52.8 to 47.2 percent.
Media strikes were regarded most influential during the first half by 28.6 percent, followed by those of taxi drivers with 22.9 percent and those of truckers with 17.1 percent. Unionists of MBC, one of three major TV networks, held strike for about six months to protest its head Kim Jae-chul over alleged unfair broadcasting.
In other questions, 35.9 percent replied that habitual strikes or rallies were not right against 30.3 percent who supported strikes to protect rights. One out of five responded that strikes were effective in solving labor-management disputes.