As the negotiations between the labor and management of the Seoul Transportation Corporation finally broke down, union members who operate Seoul subway lines 1 through 8 went on a general strike from today (30th).

As the Seoul Metropolitan Government put in replacement workers, there were no major disruptions to work during rush hour, which was a concern.

This is Reporter Nam Jung-min.

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Seoul Transportation Corporation union went on strike from around 6:30 am today.

This is because the negotiations between the union and the corporation, which started yesterday afternoon, finally broke down around 10 p.m.

The management has proposed a negotiation plan to postpone the implementation of the manpower restructuring plan, which aims to reduce 1,539 workers by 2026.

However, the union said that it declared a breakdown after the management informed it that it could not propose any more proposals other than a 'temporary reservation for this year' regarding the withdrawal of manpower reduction, which is a key demand.

The strike by the union of the Seoul Transportation Corporation is the first in six years since September 2016 for subway lines 1 to 8.

There was no significant traffic disruption during rush hour, which was a concern.

This is because the Seoul Metropolitan Government has put in about 13,000 replacement workers to maintain subway operation as usual between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. during rush hour.

However, inconvenience is expected in the future.

From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the time of work, the operation rate drops to 85.7%, so disruptions are inevitable.

The union plans to hold a general strike ceremony with 6,000 union members this morning and ask Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon to negotiate directly.