A senior presidential official said Monday that President Yoon Suk-yeol (@President_KR) would be reviewing an executive order to force striking truckers to return to work at a Cabinet meeting. Kim Eun-hye, senior presidential secretary for press affairs said, “(Yoon) will preside over a Cabinet meeting (Tuesday) to deliberate on the work resumption order for the Cargo Truckers Solidarity Union”.
According to Kim, during a meeting, Yoon said with senior presidential aides earlier in the day. “The rule of law in the labor-management relations should be firmly established. It is important to firmly establish law and order regardless of whether illegal acts happen on the labor or management side”.
As the nationwide strike by the union entered the fifth day to demand the extension of the freight rate system guaranteeing basic wages, Yoon warned of invoking the work resumption order. In the midst of post-pandemic recovery efforts, the strike is the second of its kind in five months, which threatens to disrupt supply chains.
The government raised its warning of cargo transport disruption to the highest level earlier in the day.