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Setback to tripartite dialogue

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Progressive union should make compromise

A lack of compromise has dealt a setback to the dialogue between unions, management and government. It is regrettable that one of the country's two umbrella unions boycotted a tripartite agreement on how to cooperate in riding out the socioeconomic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Wednesday, the Economic, Social and Labor Council, a tripartite body, was supposed to host a signing ceremony for the agreement between Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun, two union leaders and business representatives. But the progressive Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) notified the council of its decision not to sign the accord just 15 minutes before the ceremony started.

It was reported that hardline KCTU members, who are against the........

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