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The Korea Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU), which represents shipyard workers in South Korea, has joined Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s (DSME) striking subcontractors, threatening to fight back should the government or police physically intervene.

The workers have refused to stop the strike, despite the Changwon District Court granting an injunction (sought by DSME) on 16 July to cease the industrial action.

As the strike nears the two-month mark, President Yoon Suk-yeol is threatening punitive action, which has drawn criticism from the union, which urged the newly elected president not to disappoint voters.

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