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Hyundai Motor workers in South Korea to go on strike

Published on Aug 22, 2014 11:29 AM

SEOUL (AFP) - Workers at South Korea's largest automaker Hyundai Motor Co. will launch a limited strike Friday to press their demands for wage hikes, a union spokesman said.

The Hyundai Motor union plans to down tools for two hours in the morning and two hours again in the evening on Friday, union spokesman Hwang Ki-Tae told AFP.

The union has held 17 rounds of talks with management over the past two months, but has been unable to reach a compromise, he said.

"Negotiations stalled on whether to count regular bonuses towards ordinary wages," he said.

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