S.Korea auto strikes spread as Kia joins Hyundai

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SEOUL, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Unionised workers at South Korea's second-largest car maker, Kia Motors Corp. , started five days of strike action on Monday, adding to stoppages at larger affiliate Hyundai Motor Co. . South Korean car firms traditionally face tough annual wage negotiations with their unions each summer and poor labour relations remain a big hurdle to the sector's global aspirations. Hyundai's union, which held two days of stoppages last week costing the firm an estimated 120.7 ...

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