Samsung workers form a union at TN unit, raise demands

This is the first-ever union at the South Korean giant’s Sriperumbudur facility, which employs close to 5,000 workers and is one of two factories that the chaebol operates in India.

A new workers’ union has been formed at Samsung India’s manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu. On Monday, at its first official meeting, around 300 workers gathered near the electronics giant’s Sriperumbudur facility, demanding better wages and working hours.

While this is the first-ever union at this Samsung facility, which employs close to 5,000 workers and is one of two factories that the South Korean company operates in India, it is yet to be formally recognized by the company.

Affiliated to the Centre of Indian Trade Unions—the labour wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)—the union’s meeting was convened by …

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