Although the general strike of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions’ Public Transport Workers’ Union Cargo Solidarity Headquarters (hereafter referred to as the Cargo Solidarity) continues on the 10th day, the volume of cement and containers is gradually recovering.
While the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) decided to hold a national workers’ meeting to continue the fighting spirit in front of the National Assembly in Seoul and at the New Busan Port at 2:00 p.m.
According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, as of 10:00 a.m. on the same day, the amount of container transport in and out of 12 ports across the country during the night time period (from 5 p.m.
The amount of container carry-in and out at night fell to 21% on the 28th of last month, before the start of work order for cement cargo drivers was issued, but has gradually risen since the order to start work.
In the case of Busan Port, which has the largest volume of imports and exports, the amount of imports and exports during the night time increased to 97% compared to normal, and normalized.
However, the port of Gwangyang has suffered serious damage, with the amount of imports and exports remaining at 0-3% compared to normal since the 25th of last month. From 5:00 pm the previous day to 10:00 am this day, the amount of imports and exports was only 4 TEU (1 TEU is one 20-foot container).
The amount of cement transport recovered to 62% compared to the previous day due to the order to start work and the increase in vehicle loading weight.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has permitted temporary passage of overloaded vehicles for a total of 412 cement transport vehicles from the previous day. Vehicles with the existing maximum loading weight of 26 tons of cement can be loaded up to 30 tons.
The oil refining industry is still suffering from the general strike.
According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, as of 2 p.m. the previous day, a total of 60 gas stations were sold out nationwide. Gas stations that are out of stock are expanding not only to the metropolitan area, but also to Chungnam, Gangwon, and Chungbuk.
The government is even reviewing the expansion of the business start order to tank trucks (tank lorries). The Ministry of Industry and the oil refining industry held a working-level preparation meeting for the business start order the day before, and the government plans to hold a temporary cabinet meeting to issue additional business start orders if the situation becomes serious.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport completed an on-site inspection of 201 transport companies to identify those who refused to transport cement the previous day, and secured a list of 791 truck owners who refused to transport cement.
Orders were mailed to 455 people whose addresses were secured, and orders were served via text message to 264 people who could not be mailed due to unknown addresses.
It was found that 175 truck owners who received the order have either resumed or said they will resume transport.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport is planning to conduct a second on-site investigation from the 5th to see if truckers have resumed transportation. If it is confirmed that the truck owner has not returned to work, the local government can be notified and administrative measures such as suspension of business can be taken.
The government found that on this day, about 5,100 members of the Cargo Solidarity were holding rallies and waiting for rallies in 16 regions across the country.
Talks between the two sides have been suspended as the government insists that a meeting with the cargo union is unnecessary before the withdrawal of the group transport refusal.
The cargo union said, “Stop the oppression of the cargo union in all directions.” “, he urged.
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