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South Korean Police Raid, Break Up In-Plant Strike

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 4:25am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police in South Korea are breaking up a strike at an auto parts manufacturer that has caused production disruptions for the country's automakers.

Police official Seo Jung-pil said Tuesday that about 1,000 police raided a Yoosung Enterprise Co. factory in Asan, south of Seoul, where some 500 workers had been on strike since May 18.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency said that police were dispersing workers and that no major clashes were reported. Yonhap said the workers went on strike after wage talks broke down.

South Korea's largest automaker Hyundai Motor Co. said the dispute is causing some production disruptions for it and Kia Motors Corp. The two companies together form the world's fifth-biggest automotive group.

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