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Truckers in Korea Strike in Latest Threat to Global Supply Chains

  • Ports targeted as South Korea faces second strike by union
  • Workers worldwide show growing discontent as fuel costs soar
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Truck drivers are on strike in South Korea for the second time in less than a year, targeting major ports in a bid to disrupt key exports from autos to petrochemicals.

The strike began Thursday morning, with demonstrations at 16 sites across the country. The union, which represents 25,000 workers, didn’t disclose details of the work actions in a statement Wednesday, but a representative earlier this week said it planned to block all ports in the country.