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Ongoing railroad strike in Korea is the longest ever, with no end in sight

On Dec. 18, the strike being held to oppose rail privatization and subsidiaries entered its tenth day, making it the longest strike in the 65-year history of the railroad union.

Differences between labor and management were so wide that workers were not convinced by the government’s insistence that the Korea Railroad Corporation, or KORAIL, would not be privatized.

Korail said that the Suseo KTX line would not be privatized and that it had decided to make it a KTX subsidiary. This plan is completely different from the railroad privatization pursued by the administration of former president Lee Myung-bak, Korail claims.

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