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  1. South Korean peace activist arrested

    Thursday 05 July 2012

    Shouting “Long live reunification,” a South Korean activist stepped over the line dividing the North and South, and then was promptly arrested today.

    The stunt by 68-year-old No Su hui, who spent more than three months in North Korea without his government’s approval, was designed to draw attention to the division of the Korean peninsula.

    Turning around to face crowds of cheering North Koreans before stepping over the line, Mr No raised his arms and shouted “long live reunification,” while carrying a white unified Korea flag in his right hand and a bouquet of flowers in his left.

    He is vice-chairman of South Korea’s Pan-Alliance for Korea’s Reunification.

    North Korea has accused South Korean President Lee Myung bak of being a traitor to the cause of reunification.


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  4. South Korean auto workers begin strike action

    Some 45,000 workers at South Korea’s Hyundai Motors and 30,000 workers at affiliate Kia Motors were to stage their first strike in four years after annual wage talks collapsed over working conditions. Both unions, affiliates of the Korean Metal Workers Union (KMWU), called an eight-hour strike on July 13 and will decide on future action on Monday. General Motors workers have been stopping for several hours each day since July 11. The KMWU covers over 150,000 workers in the auto industry.

    The most important demand by Hyundai, Kia and GM workers is for an end to overnight work.


    South Korea’s MBC and YTN journalists remain on strike

    A strike by several hundred journalists and production staff at South Korea’s public broadcasters MBC and YTN over political bias by management is in its sixth month. Over 300 employees at MBC walked out on January 30 and were followed by journalists at KBS, YTN, and the publicly-funded news agency Yonhap, all calling for their respective pro-government CEOs to resign over alleged political bias.

    While MBC and YTN journalists remain on strike, the KBS union dropped its demand for the CEO Kim In-kyu to step down and has accepted a deal establishing an internal watchdog committee and reestablishment of a political investigative reporting team. Yanhap workers have also returned to work.


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