'We're not slaves': Korean Air pilots protest abuse by elite founding family

'We're not slaves': Korean Air pilots protest abuse by elite founding family

About 500 people gathered outside the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, from 7 p.m. Friday for a candlelight vigil to demand the ouster of the Cho family.

Customs officials are also looking into whistle-blowers' assertions that for years the family have used Korean Air flights to smuggle luxury goods into the country while avoiding import tariffs.

Numerous protesters on Friday were dressed in work uniforms or in all black, with their faces covered by sunglasses or Guy Fawkes masks for fear of being identified by their employer.

The South Korean airline conglomerate has faced mounting public outrage after the chairman's youngest daughter Cho Hyun-min was accused of throwing a drink at people at a business meeting last month.

Is real reform possible at South Korea's chaebols?

"We can't put up with Cho family's abuses any more", Park Chang-jin, a flight attendant involved in the "nut rage" incident, told his protesting co-workers, according to Reuters news agency.

We will be on fire - Klopp warns Real Madrid
In early team news , David Luiz and Danny Drinkwater are the only players that will miss this game against Liverpool . All in all, it's just a bit of a shame that we won't be getting a Champions League final this year.

Her younger sister Cho Hyun-min recently emerged into the unflattering limelight with her own tantrum - dubbed "water rage" - when she allegedly splashed fruit juice over a business associate. The crowd grew as people that were not connected to Korean Air showed up to show their disapproval of chaebol family power abuse.

"The owners are living in clover while the employees are suffering from extreme stress", he added. I love Korean Air. The case sparked shocking revelations from employees and others who had worked for Cho's wife, Lee Myung-hee, about how she had verbally and physically insulted them for years.

The Seoul Gangseo Police Station was quoted as saying that it requested a warrant to detain Cho Hyun-min, a daughter of Korean Air Lines Chairman Cho Yang-ho, on charges of assault and obstruction of business.

It reflects growing resentment against perceived outlandish behaviour by the elite founding families and the view that they treat publicly listed companies as their private firms.

The younger Cho stepped down from her position at the airline after her father, Cho Yang-ho, its chairman, apologized for the behavior of his daughters.

In the KakaoTalk chatroom a number of guidelines were shared until right before the vigil so employees can still continue their work at Korean Air after the protest. Cho has denied any wrongdoing.

Related News:

  • Major Google News Update Reportedly Coming Soon, According To 'Ad Age'

    Major Google News Update Reportedly Coming Soon, According To 'Ad Age'

    The current Google News & Weather app will reportedly get an all-new look, as will its mobile and desktop sites. As part of the launch, the report also says that Google will retire Google Newsstand.
    UK Parties Neck and Neck After Local Polls

    UK Parties Neck and Neck After Local Polls

    Labour's projected 35% is the party's best performance in a projected national share since 2012 when it scored 38%. Surprisingly though, Anne Marie Waters' party, For Britain , had some respectable results on the night.
    Chelsea vs. Liverpool live stream info, TV channel, time

    Chelsea vs. Liverpool live stream info, TV channel, time

    If you can not be champion, you want to qualify for the Champions League and we worked really hard the last two years for it. So if we talk about experience, they are experienced and we are not. "But we will be really on fire, you can imagine".
  • Plains All American Pipeline, LP (NYSE:PAA) Price to Cash in Focus

    Looking at some ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) numbers, Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA)'s ROIC is 0.075024. The stock of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 21 by Jefferies.
    UEFA ban Simeone from Europa League final

    UEFA ban Simeone from Europa League final

    Simeone, earlier, hailed "aggressive" striker Costa after the Spain global took his side into the final. Simeone had been charged with insulting a match official and improper conduct.
    Ex-Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has emergency brain surgery, says club

    Ex-Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has emergency brain surgery, says club

    Ferguson won a mind-boggling 49 trophies in management, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues. Sir Alex Ferguson is fighting for his life after being rushed to hospital for a brain haemorrhage this weekend.
  • #BellewHaye2: Tony Bellew Knocks Out David Haye To Win Rematch

    #BellewHaye2: Tony Bellew Knocks Out David Haye To Win Rematch

    Haye was clearly hurt, and Bellew followed up with another sledgehammer of a right, this time to the top of the head. As both boxers swung, it was Bellew who landed with a powerful left hook that sent Haye tumbling to the deck.
    IPL: CSK beat RCB to go on top

    IPL: CSK beat RCB to go on top

    Brendon McCullum had been prised out in the second over, but Virat Kohli had arrived, once again needing to reboot RCB's innings. The lively pace combination of contrasts - left-armer David Willey and the skilful Lungi Ngidi - was on target too for CSK .
    Colton Haynes Addresses Rumors Husband Jeff Leatham Cheated On Him

    Colton Haynes Addresses Rumors Husband Jeff Leatham Cheated On Him

    The latest shot of him and Leatham, 46, was posted on January 21 to have a good time the anniversary of the day they met. Colton and Jeff have unfollowed each other on social media and Colton has removed most photos of Jeff from his account.
  • Martial informs agent about desire to leave United

    Martial informs agent about desire to leave United

    And Romelu Lukaku's strong form as United's out-and-out striker has made it hard for the duo to play in their preferred positions. The same publication also reports that Chelsea are closing in on a £30 million acquisition of Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore .
    Cockroach stuck in woman's ear for 9 days

    Cockroach stuck in woman's ear for 9 days

    Florida resident Katie Holley shared how she managed to live 9 days being fully aware that there is a cockroach in her ear. Her medicine drops also had stopped passing through her ear, leading her to think that perhaps earwax had built up inside.
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.11 per share

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.11 per share

    On Wednesday, January 31 KUMAR DEVINDER sold $912,918 worth of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . (NASDAQ: AMD ) or 125,000 shares. The ratio fall due to AMD positioning: 79 sold and 108 reduced. 69 funds acquired holdings and 135 increased holdings.


Most liked

Small number of voters turned away in ID trials
European Union citizens are able to vote, unlike in general elections, and some campaigners have been pressing Brexit as an issue. The Conservatives are the second largest party in the council chamber with 21 seats.

Nikola hydrogen trucks to cart Budweiser around the US
It has more than 450 reservations so far - including 40 from Anheuser-Busch - but faces skepticism over range, payload, and cost. Since then, it has added another semi truck to the lineup and has announced plans for a $1 billion factory in Arizona.

Trump says China 'spoiled' by USA trade wins
The US exports to China stood at United States dollars 169.3 billion, according to US trade figures. The study also claims that manufacturing employment would rise in some sectors, but fall in others.

BJP promises Cow Slaughter Bill in manifesto for poll bound Karnataka
Likewise, Sriramulu also separated from BJP and contested the election by making BSRCP and got success in 4 seats. Union Minister Smriti Irani today hit out at congress President Rahul Gandhi during a public meeting at Dharwad.

Man eats 30000 Big Macs, breaks record for "Most Big Macs Consumed"
Before her death, she asked Gorske to skip eating a Big Mac on the day she died, in remembrance of her. Television cameras and the regional McDonald's franchise owner were there on Friday to mark the event.

Watch Allu Arjun learn cap tricks for Naa Peru Surya
His lean physique is a major distraction though but his strong jawline and a cut at the eyebrow adds character to his avatar. Known for his contribution as a writer for hit films such as Kick and Temper, Naa Peru Surya is his directorial debut.

President Trump Wants Colin Kaepernick and Kanye West for Race Summit
Kaepernick, who Trump once vilified for his position to kneel during the national anthem, has also been asked to attend. One of Kaepernick's grievances was what he perceived as lacking accountability for misconduct of police officers.

Torey Krug Injury: Bruins Defenseman Out For Remainder Of Series Vs. Lightning
Krug was hit awkwardly into the boards in Friday night's Game 4 by Alex Killorn , and immediately left the game. Coach Bruce Cassidy said Nick Holden will enter the lineup in Game 5 and play alongside Adam McQuaid.

Burnley FC return to Europe after 51 years
Dyche has led Burnley impressively this season as his team are now on seventh place, competing for an UEFA Europa League spot. The former Ireland global steered The Seagulls to safety with a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Friday.

Spy Agency Triples Collection of Phone Records
But the total is still far fewer than the billions collected under the massive surveillance system revealed in 2013 by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, reports Reuters .

Sen. John McCain has harsh words for Trump in emotional new memoir
McCain sounds like a man ready for whatever comes next, even talking about the venue for his burial, his beloved U.S. John McCain writes in his upcoming memoir that he's "not sure what to make of President Trump's convictions".

More than 120 dead, and more extreme weather to hit India
It said thunderstorms, gusty winds and heavy rain in several districts of eastern, western and Terai regions of UP may occur. In towns, the storm triggered traffic snarls and in rural areas there were reports of crops being damaged due to hailstorm.

You can now create your own GIF using Google Gboard
That said, this GIF creation tool isn't available for everyone right now , and has reportedly popped up only on Pixel devices. Tap that and your camera app will open (with permission windows) and you can then start creating your own GIF.

Arizona teachers end their 6-day walkout
Doug Ducey has signed a bill that will pay for an average 19 percent salary increase for teachers within three years. Instead, many plan to squeeze more time into the day and finish up the year on schedule.

Forecast: Pleasant, sunny weather on tap in metro area for the weekend
EARLY NEXT WEEK: A few showers or storms are possible on Monday but the rain chance is just 20%. Saturday (May 6): A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1p.m.