Workers from Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. and Kia Motors Corp. joined those from other South Korean manufacturers in walking off the job Nov. 5 to protest the government’s proposal of a 5-day work week, which workers say would cut their holidays and pay. The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions says 120,000 members went on strike, but the Labor Ministry denies the number, saying only 82,000 workers walked off the job from 140 different sites. However, a proposed bill for the 5-day work week ...

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