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Seoul to push for labour reform bill

  • South Korea on Friday pledged to push for an independent bill on labour reform after representatives failed to find a middle ground on an issue deemed critical for raising the economy's competitiveness.

    Seoul had given the tripartite committee until Thursday to come up with a compromise, but the three parties were still divided over key issues.

    In an emergency press conference held in Sejong, Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan said that he was disappointed that no compromise was reached by Thursday's deadline despite long-drawn talks. (Source: IANS)