Kumho Tire employees went back to work at a Gwangju, South Korea factory this week after their labor union decided to suspend the off-and-on strikes that have taken place there since June 25.
The company had shut down three domestic factories in retaliation, but reopened them in response to the suspension. The trouble may not be over, as labor and management have failed again to reach an agreement in the 21st round of wage negotiations. They are scheduled to meet after Sept. 2, when elections for labor union executives are expected to end. (Tire Review/Akron)