SEOUL — The union representing staff for Normal Motors in South Korea have voted in favor of a preliminary labor deal with the automaker, a union formal told Reuters on Friday.

The outcome arrived after union negotiators achieved a next tentative arrangement with GM last 7 days after the union customers turned down the to start with deal.

The two sides have had 26 rounds of negotiations since July.

About 54 p.c of customers permitted the arrangement though all-around 44 p.c turned down the phrases. The remaining votes ended up invalid.

In the next deal, GM agreed to drop a injury suit filed against its union and available the lump-sum payment worth 4 million gained ($three,664) for just about every member by conclude of the 12 months, an formal at GM’s South Korean operation told Reuters.

The automaker also available to elevate price reduction prices on vehicles for staff and their households.

GM turned down worker needs to elevate the retirement age by 5 yrs to 65 and to establish a lot more motor vehicles at a single of its South Korean crops.

GM’s South Korean staff staged various rounds of partial strikes since Oct. 30 as they demanded an conclude to a wage freeze set in location after 2018 that served avoid GM’s Korean operations from heading into individual bankruptcy.

That has value the automaker about twenty five,000 motor vehicles in dropped creation, according to an formal at GM’s Korea unit, which arrives on best of some 60,000 models dropped before in the 12 months due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Previous thirty day period, the automaker issued its strongest warning but that the persistent labor unrest in South Korea could in the extensive time period drive the automaker out of the country.