South Korea woman spends 200th day in crane-top protest

A South Korean woman is spending her 200th day living at the top of a crane in protest against lay-offs at a major shipping company.

Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction announced last year it was cutting 400 jobs from its shipyard in the southern city of Busan.

This prompted local trade union member Kim Jin-suk to begin her protest.

She chose a crane where another trade unionist committed suicide several years ago during a separate labour row.

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Categories: Asia

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