Truckers' union in South Korea set to end strike | Inquirer Business

Truckers’ union in South Korea set to end strike

/ 12:43 PM December 09, 2022

SEOUL  -South Korean truckers voted to end a nationwide strike that had disrupted supply chains, their union said on Friday.

About 62 percent of union members voted to call off the strike, according to a text message from the Cargo Truckers Solidarity Union seen by Reuters. The union confirmed the vote to end the strike in a news release.

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As many as 25,000 unionized truckers and some non-union drivers went on strike on Nov. 24, according to the union.

They are calling on the government to make a minimum wage programme permanent and wider in scope.

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But as the government increased pressures, more truckers headed back to work this week, facing the prospect of lost income and lost jobs, drivers told Reuters.

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