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MBC labor union suspends strike

May 13, 2010 @ 5:54 am
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After 39 days since the MBC labor union went on strike to get their MBC president Kim Jae Chul to step down from his position, the former has temporarily called a halt to their strike and have voted to return to work from the 14th. The labor union had went on strike in early April as they felt that their president, Kim Jae Chul who has only been appointed in February of this year was interfering with the neutrality of the station and was a puppet of the Lee Myung Bak administration. The strike left many of the station's programs in limbo as they couldn't air new episodes because of the lack of manpower. The livelihoods of many workers were also severely affected by this because of a loss in income. There was some respite though after members of the labor union voted on the 13th to temporarily halt the strike and return to work from the 14th. But with the 14th being a Friday, it's unlikely that the weekend variety programs like We Got Married, Infinity Challenge and Sunday Sunday Night will be able to air new episodes because of the timing. Special re-runs are being planned again for them this weekend but things should return to normal from next week. Let's hope that this saga gets resolved soon in a amicable manner because this is like just keeping a lid on things bubbling underneath.

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