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Labor union of Seoul Metro Line 9 begins three-day strike

Unionized workers of a Seoul subway began a three-day strike on Monday, demanding an increase in the number of workers and the introduction of a step-based salary system.
The labor union of Seoul Metro Line 9 Corp., which operates the second and third sections of Seoul Subway Line 9, said it launched the strike at 5:30 a.m. as scheduled after its last-minute negotiations with the management over its demands broke down. The union is affiliated with the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions.
The strikers, who account for about half of the subway company’s 250 workers, were to operate 100 percent of the scheduled train runs during the morning rush hours, 80 percent from 5-7 a.m. and 60 percent during the remaining hours.