Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering management issues public apology for recent strike

The management of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) on Tuesday apologized to the public for the recent strike by its subcontractors and said it would take the initiative to create fundamental improvements and a new model of cooperation. .

DSME CEO Park Doo-sun and other executives issued a joint apology to the public on Tuesday. “As management, we feel deeply responsible for the situation surrounding the strike at this time and bow our heads in apology,” the apology reads.

“Due to the 51-day strike of DSME contractors, the launch of DSME Dock 1 has been delayed for five weeks in an unprecedented situation,” reads the apology from DSME management. “The damage, including business losses, was enormous and the impact was severe in all directions. We also acknowledge the concerns about the Korean shipbuilding industry due to declining foreign customer confidence.

Management said it will take recent events as a lesson and come up with ways of improvement and a win-win cooperation model to work better with its contractors.

“We will humbly listen to voices and suggestions from all walks of life to improve our management,” reads the company’s apology. “We will also work with all members of our company to minimize the damage caused by process delays and quickly restore customer confidence through new active contracting activities with domestic and foreign shipping companies.”
Source: Korea JoongAng Daily

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