SEOUL -- A city near the southern tip of South Korea wants to go ahead with a plan to pay autoworkers less than 40% the national average and perhaps keep its population from further declining. The proposal to set up a contract manufacturer is held together by a number of linchpins, one of which is made up of central government funds, the deadline for which is sometime early this month.
The government intends to finalize its fiscal 2019 budget within days and will not include money for infrastructure and other tertiary needs in Gwangju unless all sides agree to the plan.
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