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South Korea: Unionized workers at Seoul Metro reach agreement with management and cancel planned strike

Author: Yonhap, Korea Herald, Published on: 16 October 2019

“Seoul subway union, company reach deal”, 16 October 2019

Unionized workers at Seoul Metro reached an agreement with the management… effectively canceling a strike that was expected to affect public transportation in the capital.

The two sides at the company that runs Seoul subway line Nos. 1 to 8 resumed talks… just hours after they walked away from the negotiating table.

They dramatically reached a deal…

The agreement includes raising wages by 1.8 percent, hiring more safety and maintenance workers, and improving the working environment in line with an increase in female employees.

They plan to hold additional talks on employing more workers to improve the safety of drivers…

The union demanded the abolition of the wage-peak system, the hiring of more workers and better working conditions to improve safety in the operation of subways for a daily average of 7.5 million users.

They had announced plans to hold a strike... if their demands were not met.

Read the full post here

Related companies: Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation