|Hyundai Gets Riot Police to Break Strike|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, May 25, 2011, 06:35 AM|
Hyundai Motors Corp. persuaded the South Korean government to deploy 3,000 riot police to break a strike at a car parts factory, while South Korean taxpayers foot the bill. President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea had previously been employed by Hyundai before pursuing his political career.
According to BBC News, “more than 3,000 riot police moved in to disperse protesters at the Yoosung Enterprise factory in Asan, south of Seoul, Korea’s Yonhap news agency said.”
Approximately 500 workers were staging a sit-in at the factory, since last week after wage negotiations fell apart. South Korea’s top automaker, Hyundai had warned it was facing severe disruption in production.
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