Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:45 AM by Janine Reyes
SOUTH KOREA -- Thousands of South Korean taxis spent the day out of service as part of a nationwide strike by drivers to show their anger over the president's decision to reject new legislation.
The parliament approved bill would allow drivers to be classified as public transport workers, meaning the industry could receive subsidies from the government.
But the outgoing president, who leaves office next week, refuses to sign the change saying there is a lack of money in the transportation budget and operational difficulties.
Officials say nearly 14% of drivers were part of the strike.
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