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.
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
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