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December 18, 1988
South Korea's National Assembly, controlled by the opposition, voted 127 to 102 to reinstate thousands of civil servants dismissed by former President Chun Doo Hwan. But officials of the ruling Democratic Justice Party said they will ask President Roh Tae Woo to veto the bill. The opposition lacks the votes to override a veto. Roh's government has said the former employees would receive half their salary for the past eight years, but the opposition bill would give them full back pay.
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January 16, 1997 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aiming to defuse South Korea's sizzling labor crisis, ruling party Chairman Lee Hong Koo today offered to meet opposition leaders and introduce safeguards on job security. But union leaders rejected the gesture and vowed to continue their strike. The impasse sets the stage for a violent showdown, as reports mount that the government will storm Myongdong Cathedral this week and arrest seven labor leaders being harbored inside.
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January 16, 1997 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aiming to defuse South Korea's sizzling labor crisis, ruling party Chairman Lee Hong Koo today offered to meet opposition leaders and introduce safeguards on job security. But union leaders rejected the gesture and vowed to continue their strike. The impasse sets the stage for a violent showdown, as reports mount that the government will storm Myongdong Cathedral this week and arrest seven labor leaders being harbored inside.
NEWS
December 18, 1988
South Korea's National Assembly, controlled by the opposition, voted 127 to 102 to reinstate thousands of civil servants dismissed by former President Chun Doo Hwan. But officials of the ruling Democratic Justice Party said they will ask President Roh Tae Woo to veto the bill. The opposition lacks the votes to override a veto. Roh's government has said the former employees would receive half their salary for the past eight years, but the opposition bill would give them full back pay.
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