Pyongyang, September 18 (KCNA) — The South Korean authorities on Sept. 15 sent riot police of two companies to the Myongdong Bank Hall in Seoul, where union representatives and bank managers were in negotiation, and took away the chairman of the Federation of Bank Trade Unions, trade union chairmen of nine banks and other union Members, 47 in all, according to a radio report from Seoul.
Union representatives and bank managers had carried on negotiations on the dismissal of employees from Sept. 14, but when they failed to reach an agreement, the bank managers attempted to get out of the place.
Enraged unionists protested, stopping the bank managers from running away. Bank managers called out police to crack down on them.
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