Railway workers’ 72-hour strike ends as subway workers in Seoul prepare for second protest

Railway workers’ 72-hour strike ends as subway workers in Seoul prepare for second protest


all right it’s that time in the newscast
for our life and info segment this is where we focus on information that we do
hope will be useful for your everyday life and we’re going to start with some
good news for commuters here in South Korea a 72-hour strike by the country’s
railway workers that started last Friday ended this morning at 9:00 a.m. Korea
time just over one hour ago now the Korea railway corporation’s labor union
staged the strike to demand higher pay and better working conditions after
their negotiations with Corail collapsed in August during the strike only about
60 to 80 percent of total trains were operating but now operations are
fortunately about almost full capacity however as the railway workers demands
have yet to be met the labor union is warning of another much longer
strike in November meanwhile workers on Seoul subway lines 1 through 8 will hold
a legal protest for 3 days starting in midnight Wednesday subway workers held
their first protest last week demanding safer working conditions

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