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Construction workers embark on indefinite strike

[THE INVESTOR] Over 24,000 construction workers staged a strike in central Seoul on July 6 to demand better working conditions and revision of laws to protect their rights. 
The Korean Construction Workers Union gathered at the Seoul Plaza at 4 p.m. to protest/ The Investor
The Korean Construction Workers Union gathered at the Seoul Plaza at 4 p.m. to protest/ The Investor

Members of the Korean Construction Workers Union, under the South Korea’s second largest umbrella labor union Korea Confederation of Trade Unions, gathered at the Seoul Plaza in central Seoul at 4 p.m. for a walkout that will go on for an indefinite period. 

The workers demanded a total of 18 agendas, including a guarantee of fair wages, expansion of direct employment by builders instead of outsourcing to subcontractors and the establishment of a law to punish companies for work-related deaths and accidents. 

Police said they will block the roads around the area, including Sejong-daero, and also warned against any illegal activities during the rally.

By Ahn Sung-mi (sahn@heraldcorp.com)
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