Truck strikers in Busan – Credit David Park
Photo: David Park

South Korean truckers are set to strike again – an eight-day stoppage in June cost more than $1.2bn in lost output and unmet deliveries. The truckers’ union said it would begin the next nationwide strike tomorrow, which the prime minister claims would “cause irreparable damage to the national economy beyond logistics paralysis”. The truckers, who include those driving to major oil refineries, want the government to extend a minimum wage guarantee implemented during Covid. Reuters reports.

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