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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 [...]

1,700 Schools Suspend Cafeteria Lunch Service on 2nd Day of Non-regulars’ Strike

1,700 Schools Suspend Cafeteria Lunch Service on 2nd Day of Non-regulars’ Strike

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — About 17,000 contract school workers walked off the job on the second day of a strike by non-regular public employees on Thursday, paralyzing cafeteria operations and other supplementary services at 1,700 schools nationwide, the government said. According to the Ministry of Education, 17,342, or 11.4 percent, of the 151,809 [...]