Partial strikes now are affecting all three of Korea’s major unionized auto makers, with shutdowns occurring at Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd., Kia Motors Corp. and GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. plants. Hyundai’s labor union has notified management it plans to hold partial strikes next week for a total of 18 hours at each of the auto maker’s production facilities, Ward’s has learned. “The hot issue is the union’s demand for a new shift system that will ‘eliminate’ the night shift and ...

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