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Railway workers strike against privatisation in South Korea

Issue No. 2385

Railway workers on strike

Railway workers on strike (Pic: left21.com)


Up to 100,000 rail workers in South Korea struck for three weeks last month against government plans for running a new bullet train service. 

Unions say the plans amount to privatisation. 

Tens of thousands of workers joined a mass demonstration in Seoul in solidarity with the strikers.

But although the government agreed to set up a committee to look into the running of the railways, it is going to push ahead with the plans.

Unions have said they will consider further action.


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Tue 7 Jan 2014, 16:54 GMT
Issue No. 2385
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