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Beginning this coming October 22, MBC will cancel all scheduled broadcasts for daily and weekend dramas. The first production affected will be 'Thief, Mr. Thief', which would have aired on October 22 at 9PM KST. Following 'Thief, Mr. Thief' will be 'All Kinds of Daughters-In-Laws', 'Man Who Sets the Table', and 'Return of Bok Dan Ji'.
This will be the first time a mass drama broadcast cancellation marathon is taking place on a public broadcast station. The labor union relayed via their official announcement that this was "the last resort" in response to MBC's management and board of directors, who are still refusing to listen to the labor union's requests.
The labor union also stated, "We at the drama headquarters once again request the removal of MBC's current management and board through this never-before-seen method of strike in a fight against a management with the most stubborn skin and no sense of shame."
The labor union's announcements directly contradict MBC's previous denial that dramas will be canceled if the strikes continue. Meanwhile, MBC employees are accusing MBC's CEO Kim Jang Gyeom and his management board of favoring certain political parties, banning news and contents harmful to said political parties from broadcasts, one-sidedly cutting off employees who refused to abide by the standards, and more.