Unionised workers at Kia Motors returned to work on Wednesday after reaching a deal with management on improved benefits, a Kia spokesman told the Reuters news agency.

Kia’s union tentatively agreed to a revised medical and welfare package offered by the company during overnight negotiations, spokesman Lee Sang-keum reportedly said.

The union decided to delay a decision on its demand for more participation in management decisions, the report added.

“Operations are back to normal this morning as all workers have returned to work,” Lee told Reuters, adding: “Unionised workers will hold a vote in the near future to approve the revision.”

Kia workers ended a seven-day strike last week after they accepted a 6.2% rise in base salary and 400% of bonus payment but union members staged a partial strike on Tuesday after rejecting a separate agreement on other issues such as the level of union participation in management decisions and a worker’s welfare programme, the report said.

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