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Numbers down, but strikes go on in South Korea

January 5, 1997
Web posted at: 3:00 p.m. EST (2000 GMT)

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- Union workers staged another round of protests in the South Korean capital Sunday, fighting a new law they say makes it easier of companies to lay off large numbers of employees.

Strikes have idled many of South Korea's automobile factories, while the outlawed Confederation of Trade Unions has called on other workers to go on work stoppages.

The numbers of strikers has decreased somewhat since the law was passed late last month. The South Korea government insists that the new regulations benefit both the unions and corporations.


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