Korean transport unions end strikes
The Korean Truck Drivers’ Association voted Friday to end its three-day general strike and to return to work, forwarder Expeditors International said in a notice to clients.
On Saturday, the Korean Rail Maintenance Union agreed to end its walkout after the Korea Railway Corp. promised to minimize disciplinary and legal action against workers who participated in the strike, according to the Korea Herald.
Workers had staged a four-day strike demanding reinstatement of laid off workers and higher pay. Railroads were only operating at about 30 percent of capacity.
Truck and rail delays are expected for several days as industry works through the backlog of shipments.