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19 Nov 2019 | 02:15 AM UTC

South Korea: Bus workers strike in Goyang November 19

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Transportation disruptions are ongoing in Goyang city after bus workers launch strike on November 19; some chartered buses hired to reduce service disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION Goyang, Gyeonggi


Union workers employed by Myungsung Transportation in Goyang city (Gyeonggi province) went on strike on the morning (local time) of Tuesday, November 19, after wage negotiations with management broke down the previous night. Over 270 buses on 20 lines are currently being affected by the strike, including service between Goyang and Seoul. Gyeonggi provincial officials deployed 20 chartered buses to minimize inconveniences to citizens but an estimated 80,000 commuters are expected to be impacted by the strike.

Associated public transportation disruptions are anticipated throughout Tuesday and may continue until talks resume.


Individuals in Goyang are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate disruptions to public bus services, and to plan alternative modes of transportation.


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