A construction site in the metropolitan area overcame the crisis… Ready-mixed concrete transportation cost negotiations concluded ‘Strike ends’

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The strike by the ready-mixed concrete transportation union for refusing to transport vehicles ended in two days. After discussion, the union proposed to change the name to ‘Metropolitan Transport Association’, and as the manufacturer accepted it, the negotiations were concluded dramatically. The two sides agreed to raise the shipping cost by 24.5% over two years. The photo shows a ready-mixed concrete vehicle parked in a temporary parking lot in Hwaseong on the morning of the 3rd. 2022.7.3 / Reporter Im Yeol-soo [email protected]

Negotiations with ready-mixed concrete manufacturers and transport owners have been reached dramatically. As a result, from the 4th, transport borrowers will regain the steering wheel that they put down from the 1st.


The ready-mixed concrete transportation union of the Korea Federation of Trade Unions (FKTU) went on strike on the 1st and continued negotiations with the manufacturers on the 3rd. The ready-mixed concrete transportation union demanded that the transportation fee be adjusted in consideration of the increase in prices in the metropolitan area. The amount they requested is 15,000 won (26.8%), from 56,000 won to 71,000 won per episode. In addition, 100% of the number of elements is paid, and bonuses of 1 million won per person are presented twice a year. On the other hand, manufacturers have expressed displeasure, saying it is difficult to raise more than the mid 9% range.

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The strike by the ready-mixed concrete transportation union for refusing to transport vehicles ended in two days. After discussion, the union proposed to change the name to ‘Metropolitan Transport Association’, and as the manufacturer accepted it, the negotiations were concluded dramatically. The two sides agreed to raise the shipping cost by 24.5% over two years. The photo shows a ready-mixed concrete vehicle parked in a temporary parking lot in Hwaseong on the morning of the 3rd. 2022.7.3 / Reporter Im Yeol-soo [email protected]

Due to the strike, 158 ready-mixed concrete manufacturing plants in 14 metropolitan areas including Eugene Enterprises (17), Sampyo Industrial (15), and Ajou Industrial (7) stopped operating. It was estimated that the daily sales loss alone was about 30 billion won. Construction sites were also concerned about setbacks if the strike was prolonged.

In the midst of this, through negotiations on the 3rd, the two sides tentatively agreed to increase the ready-mixed concrete transportation fee by 24.5% (13,700 won) for two years. The manufacturer also agreed to pay 50% of the wastewater collection and transportation cost. According to the agreement, the average transportation unit price in the metropolitan area was 56,000 won based on the metropolitan area, but from July 1 of this year to June 30 of next year, it increased by 7,700 won to 63,700 won, and from July 1 of next year to 1 year. For liver, an average of 69,700 won, raised by 6,000 won, is applied.

In the meantime, when the ready-mixed concrete manufacturers reacted strongly, saying that they could not recognize the transport borrowers as unions, and the negotiations were difficult, the ready-mixed concrete transport union eventually changed the name to the Metropolitan Area Transport Coalition and concluded the negotiation.

As the strike is over, ready-mixed concrete vehicles will operate normally from the 4th. Although the strike of ready-mixed concrete transportation borrowers has come to an end, it is expected that frontline construction sites will continue to struggle with the rise in the price of construction raw materials, such as the shutdown of frame construction companies on the 11th.


/Reporter Kijeong Kang [email protected]

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