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For years, a separate class of South Korean shipyard workers — hired through contractors — say they endured wages barely one-third regular workers’, got no paid sick leave for COVID-19, and routinely rode to worksites in the back of a pickup truck while others sat safe and warm inside their vehicles.

This year, they said they’d had enough.

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