South Korea orders striking steel, petrochem truckers to return to work


SEOUL  – South Korea ordered striking truckers in the steel and petrochemical industries to return to work on Thursday, widening a back-to-work order beyond the cement industry amid a prolonged nationwide truckers strike.

Last week, the government issued a “start work” order to force 2,500 striking drivers in the cement industry back on the road.

Late last month the government told truckers serving the cement industry, who made up around 10 percent of the 25,000 truckers involved in the strike, to return to work.

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