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Busan subway workers end strike after pay raise deal

Busan subway workers end strike after pay raise deal

Subway workers in the southern city of Busan ended their two-day strike Thursday after the labor union and management reached a wage deal. Busan Transportation Corp., the city-run operator of the subway system, agreed with the union to raise wages 0.9 percent and hire 540 new workers. The members of the labor union went on […]

Record 52,000 non-regular school workers join strike for 3 days: ministry

Record 52,000 non-regular school workers join strike for 3 days: ministry

A nationwide walkout by contract school workers entered its third day on Friday, with the number of strike participants falling to 13,281 from the previous day’s 17,300, according to the Ministry of Education. The cumulative number of contract school workers, mostly cafeteria cooks and after-school daycare assistants, who participated in the three-day nationwide strike by […]

Bus drivers in Seoul, major cities cancel planned strike after reaching wage deal

Bus drivers in Seoul, major cities cancel planned strike after reaching wage deal

Unionized bus drivers in Seoul, Busan and many other metropolitan cities and provinces canceled a planned strike on Wednesday after reaching last-minute wage deals with their management. Labor and management at about 200 bus companies nationwide held marathon negotiations until early Wednesday morning over wage hikes for drivers who will suffer a reduction in income […]

Transportation chaos on Wednesday? Bus drivers in last-minute talks over strike

Transportation chaos on Wednesday? Bus drivers in last-minute talks over strike

Unionized bus drivers nationwide and their employers were to hold last-minute negotiations over wage hikes on Tuesday ahead of a strike planned to begin Wednesday to halt nearly half of the nation’s buses in operation. The Moon Jae-in government and the ruling Democratic Party have announced plans to increase indirect financial incentives for loss-making bus […]

Taxi Drivers Go On Strike In South Korea

Taxi Drivers Go On Strike In South Korea

Some 20,000 taxi drivers stage a rally against the government in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of taxi drivers staged a one-day, nationwide strike Wednesday, demanding the government cut fuel prices and hike fares.<AP/NEWSis> news@theasian.asia

Protest By Spainish Miners Looks Like Waging A War

Protest By Spainish Miners Looks Like Waging A War

Miners launch handmade rockets to riot police officers, unseen, during clashes following a demonstration after blocking a motorway in Campomanes, Oviedo, Spain, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Strikes, road blockades, and mine sit-ins continue as 8,000 mineworkers at over 40 coal mines in northern Spain continue their protests against government action to cut coal subsidies. <AP/NEWSis> […]

Ethnic Groups’ Strike in Nepal Goes Bloody

Ethnic Groups’ Strike in Nepal Goes Bloody

A wounded Nepalese activist of the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities is taken for treatment by a friend during a general strike in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, May 21, 2012. Official say protesters enforcing a general strike for the second day have clashed with local residents in parts of the Nepalese capital. The protestors, on a […]

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