Korea’s unionized subway and railway workers
will go on strike starting Tuesday… to protest against the adoption of a performance-based
pay system. The Seoul Metropolitan Government says subway
trains will run AS USUAL during rush hour. The spots will be filled by temporary workers. However, at other times,… services will
be cut to about 80 or 85 percent of normal levels should the strike go as planned. There will also be more frequent buses. The government’s been pushing to implement
the new wage system as a way to raise competitiveness. The transport ministry does not expect major
disruptions for the KTX bullet train,… however regular train services will be cut down to
60 percent of usual levels.