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Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 September 2005, 06:17 GMT 07:17 UK
Kia car workers end strike action
Korean models and a Kia car
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Workers at South Korean carmaker Kia have ended a two-week series of strikes, four days after colleagues at Hyundai ended similar stoppages.

They agreed to resume normal working after accepting a 6.9% pay increase, the same as their Hyundai counterparts.

They also secured better conditions including changes in the shift system, union and company officials said.

Workers at Hyundai and Kia, both part of Hyundai Motor Group, had repeatedly downed tools for lengthy periods.

The two companies control more than 70% of the South Korean car market.

The other major Korean manufacturer, Daewoo Motors, was acquired by the US car giant GM last year.

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