SEOUL (Reuters) -- Unionized workers at Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's second-largest auto maker, said they would go on strike on Saturday to press for higher wages.
The 23,500-strong union said it would hold another one-day strike on August 16 if the company did not accept demands by August 14 for an 11.1 percent pay rise and their working week reduced to five days from six.
"We will enter a struggle to realise all of our demands for 2003 wages, as well as a five-day work week," the union said in a statement on Friday. "No one will come to work on August 9."
Kia is an affiliate of Hyundai Motor Co., the country's largest auto maker, whose union earlier this week won an 8.6 percent wage hike or 98,000 won a month, as well as bonuses and incentive payments. The hike was more than double South Korea's annual inflation rate of 3.1 percent.
Kia's union said they would hold partial strikes for two to four hours daily beginning on Monday.