South Korean truckers were on strike for a sixth day on Sunday after talks with the government failed to make progress over their demands for higher pay, crippling cargo transport at the country’s industrial hubs and major ports.
South Korea is a major supplier of semiconductors, smartphones, autos, batteries, and electronics goods.
The strike has deepened uncertainty over global supply chains already disrupted by China’s strict COVID-19 curbs and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. read more
Truckers are protesting against soaring fuel prices and demanding minimum pay guarantees.
The government says it will continue to hold talks with the union, without elaborating.
Some 6,600 truckers, or 30% of the Cargo Truckers Solidarity union members, were on strike on Saturday, the transport ministry said.