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KORAIL union leaders report to police December strike
Updated: 2014-01-14 16:29:01 KST

Half an hour ago committee members of KORAIL's labor union just turned themselves in to police over charges stemming from last month's rail strike.
Following a standoff that lasted for several hours at the headquarters of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions on Tuesday, 11 union committee members made their way to Seoul's Yongsan Police station for questioning.
The unionists had been holed up in the building for over a month.
KORAIL union leader Kim Myung-hwan said in a press conference earlier in the day that key union leaders would take responsibility for all the problems the strike had caused.
Last month's 22-day walkout was the longest rail strike in Korean history, with union members protesting against what they said was a government plan to privatize the rail industry.
The police announced Tuesday that they will handle the case according to the law.

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