Korean General Strike
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Tue Jun 12 09:07:53 MDT 2001
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Tuesday, 12 June, 2001, 09:19 GMT 10:19 UK
Strike cripples South Korea
Tens of thousands of workers in South Korea went on strike on Tuesday,
crippling airline services and other major industries.
Defying warnings of a crackdown by the government, the workers walked out of
their workplaces demanding higher pay and for the government to abandon its
economic restructuring programme, which has led to thousands of job losses.
President Kim Dae-jung has declared the strikes illegal, and warned they
were a threat to social stability and global competition, saying investors
would turn to China and south-east Asia instead.
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