‘We are not your enemy,’ say South Korean truckers striking for minimum wage protection

‘We are not your enemy,’ say South Korean truckers striking for minimum wage protection

By Ju-min Park, Minwoo Park UIWANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Inside five white tents outside the Uiwang container depot near Seoul, about 200 striking truckers huddle around gas heaters, trying to fight the freezing cold and the government’s narrative that they are well paid “labour aristocracy”. Striking South Korean union tank drivers Lee Geum-sang and … Read more

At the Shanghai vigil, a bold cry for change preceded the crackdown

At the Shanghai vigil, a bold cry for change preceded the crackdown

SHANGHAI (AP) — Mourners in Shanghai lit candles and placed flowers. Someone scribbled ‘Urumqi, 11.24, Rest in peace’ in red on cardboard – referring to the deadly apartment fire in western China’s Urumqi city which has sparked anger over perceptions that the country’s tough COVID-19 measures played a role in the disaster. What started as … Read more