LG Chem-SK Innovation battery war develops into petition to Cheong Wa Dae
LG Chem-SK Innovation battery war develops into petition to Cheong Wa Dae
  • Lee Jun-sung
  • 승인 2019.05.20 12:31
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The battle between LG Chem and SK Innovation for electric vehicle batteries has spread to the public petition bulletin board of the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.

The petitioner(twitter-***), who identified himself as a former employee of LG Chem, posted on the job category of the presidential office's public petition board on May 17, "We appeal to LG Chem for its wrong behavior toward retirees."

In the petitioner's article, the company's name was all anonymized, but it introduced the content that LG Chem filed a lawsuit with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and Delaware District Court against SK Innovation on April 29, 2019. As of 8 a.m. on May 19, 339 people agreed.

"The content of the lawsuit is that SK Innovation and the leavers systematically stole and used information through pre-conspiracy. It makes them feel shame beyond insult," the petitioner wrote. 

"Of course, the company has changed for the leavers. But, is it right to denounce the leavers who were the family members who were crying and laughing together for years? It is true that vanity precedes betrayal," he said.

"As LG Chem claims, there are 76 employees who have moved to SK Innovation from LG Chem by last year. We need to consider the position of those who have moved to SK Innovation once and for all whether they have found themselves in a new place because they are too difficult to realize and can't find hope," the petitioner said. 

"SK Innovation has been hiring experienced workers in the battery business from both domestic and foreign countries through transparent open recruitment methods. The move to career positions was naturally carried out according to the will of those who
considers improvement of treatment and the possibility of future development," said an official at SK Innovation.

In response, LG Chem claims that SK Innovation has taken out key personnel from all areas, including research and development, production, quality control, purchase and operation of LG Chem's battery business headquarters.

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