FARE IS FAIR? THE DAY THE TAXIS STOPPED

YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED an absence of honking horns on Wednesday, June 20. That’s because four of Korea’s major taxi companies held a nationwide strike for 24 hours—roughly 90,000 drivers, it was expected, though numbers as high as 220,000 have since been tossed around. It’s a big deal not just because there are only around 300,000 cab drivers in the country, but also because it marks the first time cabbies staged a strike in Korea, ever.

Just last year, one driver made headlines by hanging himself in his home after he couldn’t pay his company’s mandatory bills.

A brief news feature for Haps.