South Korean trade unions rally against govt

4 December 2022
2022-12-04 16:34

Thousands of demonstrators representing organized labor marched in South Korea’s capital on Saturday denouncing government attempts to force thousands of striking truckers back to work after they walked out in a dispute over the price of freight.

Truckers have been striking since last week, calling for the government to make permanent a minimum freight rate system that is to expire at the end of 2022. The government on Tuesday issued an order for some 2,500 drivers of cement trucks to return to work, saying that their walkout is rattling the national economy. Yoon’s government has offered to temporarily extend the minimum freight fares for another three years.

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