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No Major Service Disruption Reported Despite Trainee Doctors’ Strike

No Major Service Disruption Reported Despite Trainee Doctors’ Strike

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Trainee doctors at hospitals on Friday launched a one-day strike in protest of the government’s medical workforce reform plan, but there was no major disruptions reported as hospitals mobilized alternative health workers. The Korean Intern Resident Association (KIRA), a group of interns and resident doctors, began the 24-hour walkout [...]

Railway Workers’ Strike Reduces Train Operations, Causes Passenger Inconvenience

Railway Workers’ Strike Reduces Train Operations, Causes Passenger Inconvenience

DAEJEON/SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Calling for higher wages and more recruitment, railway workers across South Korea went on strike Wednesday, causing inconvenience for train passengers. Unionized workers kicked off a no-time-limit strike at 9 a.m., the first of such strike since a 74-day work stoppage from September to December in 2016. The collective [...]

Workers End 72-hour Railway Strike

Workers End 72-hour Railway Strike

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Unionized railway workers on Monday wrapped up their 72-hour strike, but train schedules are likely to be affected until services fully resume later in the day. The 19,000-member Korean Railway Workers’ Union ended their 72-hour strike at 9 a.m. They had demanded the Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL) increase wages [...]