SEOUL Oct 11 The union that represents most
workers at Hyundai Motor Co's South Korea factories
plans to resume wage talks with management on Wednesday after
months of strikes in the automaker's worst-ever industrial
dispute, disrupting output at its key domestic production base.
The decision, made during a meeting of negotiators at the
union that represents nearly 50,000 workers, came as the
government threatened to intervene to suspend strike action,
criticising the union for walkouts despite what Seoul said were
relatively high wages at the automaker.
"We will try to reach a tentative wage deal tomorrow," a
union spokesman told Reuters. The spokesman said any decision on
whether to extend strike action would depend on the outcome of
A Hyundai Motor spokeswoman said she couldn't offer
immediate comment on the union's move.
The union has held 24 rounds of full-scale or partial strike
action since July 19, preventing the automaker from making
131,851 vehicles worth more than 2.9 trillion won ($2.60
billion), the government said last week.
($1 = 1,114.7500 won)
(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell)