2013 railroad strike in South Korea

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2013 railroad strike
2013 Korea railroad general strike demo in seoul plaza 3.jpg
Protest at Seoul Plaza on December 19.
Date December 9, 2013 (2013-12-09) – December 30, 2013 (2013-12-30)
Location South Korea
Causes The establishment of the KTX from Suseo's subsidiary company
Goals
  • A retraction of the establishment of the KTX from Suseo's subsidiary company
  • Opposition to privatization plan of government
Methods General strike, protests
Result Called off the strike and dispersed on their own by the establishment of the Railroad Industry Development Subcommittee in National Assembly of South Korea
Lead figures

Korea Railroad Corporation


  • Park Geun-hye government

The 2013 railroad strike in South Korea was a 22 days general strike by members of the Korea Railroad Corporation Union of Korean Railway Workers' Union and Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, Federation of Korean Trade Unions in South Korea between December 9 and December 30, against the establishment of the KTX from Suseo's subsidiary company of Korail.

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