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22 Nov 2019 | 02:59 AM UTC

South Korea: Train service reduced due to ongoing strike November 22 /update 1

South Korea News Alert

Ongoing strike causes train service disruptions across South Korea on November 22; further service reductions expected until the strike ends

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/25/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION South Korea

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Event

Train service across South Korea is experiencing disruptions for a third consecutive day on Friday, November 22, as unionize workers continue their strike. According to the Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL), subway service is expected to operate at 82 percent on Friday, while the KTX bullet train will operate at 68 percent and the Saemaeul and Mugunghwa lines will run at 58 percent. Passengers are being advised to check the KORAIL website or mobile app for revised schedules or to use alternative transportation services.

Significant rail transportation disruptions are expected nationwide for the duration of the strike.

Context

Around 11,500 members of the Korean Railway Workers' Union launched an indefinite strike on Wednesday, November 20. The workers are demanding that KORAIL hire 4000 additional staff and a four percent basic salary increase.

Advice

Individuals in South Korea are advised to monitor the situation, seek alternate modes of transportation, and anticipate disruptions and delays on railways in the coming days.

 

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