S.Korea Kia Motors, union reach tentative wage deal

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SEOUL, Sept 1 (Reuters) - South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. and its union reached a tentative wage deal on Friday, which includes a 5.7 percent rise in base salary, Kia said. Kia, South Korea's No. 2 auto maker, said in a statement all its plants would return to full operations on Friday. Unionised workers at Kia, Hyundai Motor Co.'s affiliate, have stopped working for several hours each business day since July 27 after wage talks with management failed.

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