MBC Labor Unions Escalate Strike to Affect Postponed Airing of Weekend and Daily Dramas

The ongoing MBC┬ánetwork strike started on September 4th aimed at forcing the resignation of the MBC network president Kim Jang Kyum┬áis going to be escalated by the employees after their demand has not been met. KBS is also having a strike but this forthcoming escalation is on the part of MBC’s workers alone. MBC’s labor union announced that it will be escalating the strike to become a cascading series of drama postponements. The following dramas will successively halt airing so if you’re watching get ready for taking a break, the the most painful will likely be weekend drama Bad Thief Good Thief as it’a 50-episode drama that is four episodes from finishing. Other dramas getting postponed is Man Who Sets the Table and weekday dramas Sisters-in-Law and Return of Bok Dan Ji. I’m not sure if this will work since the prime time two MBC drama Hospital Ship and 20th Century Boy and Girl are not being affected, nor is hit variety show Infinity Challenge. Continue reading