Tomorrow (the 30th), there is one more thing to pay attention to, along with the cold.

Labor and management of Seoul Transportation Corporation, which operates the Seoul subway, are currently negotiating last-minute negotiations over a restructuring plan, and if this negotiation fails, the union plans to go on a general strike from tomorrow.

Let's connect the scene.

Reporter Nam Jung-min, please tell us the progress of the negotiations first.


Both sides of the Seoul Transportation Corporation's labor and management resumed the 5th main negotiations from 2:00 p.m.

However, it was suspended 10 minutes after the start and has not been resumed until now.

It is known that the meeting was suspended as the union demanded that the new negotiations prepared by the management be documented.

Afterwards, the union held an internal meeting to gather opinions on the management plan.

The key issue was the restructuring plan, including manpower reduction, and it is known that a significant part of the disagreement was narrowed at the meeting of the working-level staff of labor and management that followed.

It is known that the implementation of the 10% restructuring plan proposed by the management is postponed, long-term vacancies are filled in the first half of next year, and the number of flight attendants is increased.

The timing of the resumption of the main negotiations, when labor and management representatives will sit face-to-face, has not yet been set.


If negotiations do not reach a conclusion, what will happen to Seoul subway service tomorrow morning?


The atmosphere for negotiations does not appear to be bad right now, but if the final agreement fails, the union will go on strike from the first train tomorrow morning.

Lines 1 through 8 of the Seoul subway are subject to the strike.

The city of Seoul also prepared emergency transportation measures in preparation for a general strike.

This means that there will be no disruption to subway operation during rush hour.

From 7:00 am to 9:00 am, the subway will operate normally with retirees or employees of subcontractors.

However, during the daytime and after work hours, we plan to reduce operation to 70-80% of the usual level, so inconveniences such as longer waiting times and higher density of subways are expected during these times.

(Video coverage: Lee Chan-su, video editing: Choi Hye-ran)