SEOUL, South Korea (NEWSnet/AP) — Unionized workers at Samsung Electronics declared an indefinite strike Wednesday, pressuring South Korea’s biggest company to accept calls for higher pays and other benefits.

Thousands of members of the National Samsung Electronics Union launched a temporary, three-day strike on Monday. But the union said Wednesday that it was announcing an indefinite strike, accusing the management of being unwilling to negotiate.

Samsung Electronics says there have been no disruptions to production.

The union didn’t say how many members would join the extended strike. It earlier said that 6,540 of its union members had said they would participate in the earlier, three-day strike.

That would represent only a fraction of Samsung Electronics’ total workforce, estimated at about 267,860 globally. About 120,000 of them are in South Korea.

Earlier this year, union members and management held rounds of talks on the union’s demand for higher wages and better working conditions, but they failed to reach agreement.

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