’DISMISSAL IS MURDER’:Protesters demanded a meeting with Yeung Foong Yu Group chairman Ho Shou-chuan, and demonstrated outside his house in Taipei
Date: Mar 27, 2015
By: Lii Wen / Staff reporter
Union representatives from South Korea’s Hydis Technologies, a subsidiary of Taiwanese
e-paper manufacturer E Ink Holdings, yesterday held a rally in Taipei to protest E Ink’s decision to cease operations in Icheon, South Korea.
Now on their second trip to Taiwan, the South Korean workers have staged a series of demonstrations over the past week, expressing stiff opposition toward E Ink’s plans to dismiss more than 350 Hydis employees by the end of this month.
They said that it was against South Korean labor regulations for a profitable company to implement a mass layoff of its employees, adding that Hydis made more than NT$2.8 billion (US$89.81 million) last year from its patent royalties in fringe field switching — a key technology in the LCD electronics industry. [FULL STORY]