the early morning of the 30th, the Gyeonggi-do bus labor-management negotiations were dramatically concluded.
Buses in Gyeonggi-do are operating normally, so you do not have to worry about going to work due to a strike.
We connect reporters who are out on the negotiating site.
Reporter Han So-hee, negotiations continued until the first hour.
Yes, the Gyeonggi bus management and management continued negotiations until 4:40 a.m., past the time for the first train.
Labor and management declared a breakdown because they could not reach an agreement by 0:00 today, which was the initial negotiation deadline, but from about 2 am, they moved to the office of the Gyeonggi Headquarters of the Federation of Trade Unions and reached an agreement after renegotiating.
First, let's listen to the union's explanation of the outcome of the agreement.
[Lee Ki-cheon / Chairman of Gyeonggi-do Bus Labor Union Council: We agreed (increase) the wage to about 5%, the same as in Seoul.
The quasi-public operation system will be applied to all bus sites in Gyeonggi-do within three years.]
The bus union initially demanded a wage increase of up to 22% to close the gap with the Seoul bus, but agreed to a lower level of increase.
The union said that this is because Gyeonggi Province promised in an official letter that it would fully implement the quasi-public operation system within the term of the governor, and promised to make the same wage as Seoul buses by 2026.
In addition, the union has been demanding system improvement to avoid long hours of driving more than 17 hours a day.
There were some disruptions in the early morning service of some routes, but now all bus routes are operating normally.