South Korea union threatens summer of labour unrest


By Rhee So-eui SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) - A powerful South Korean union said on Thursday it could step up labour action that has so far been confined mainly to hospital and metal workers but remains a key worry for foreign investors in Asia's fourth-largest economy. A strike by workers at about 50 hospitals entered its eighth day on Thursday, while metal workers and taxi drivers stopped work for some or all of the day on Wednesday, demanding wage increases and better working conditions. ...

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