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Tripartism not working in South Korea, despite government claims
20/9/2006

Brussels, 20 September 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): Although the South Korean authorities claim that the situation in the country is acceptable, the government is far from implementing the recommendations of the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association according to a recent union mission to the country. The ICFTU, the Trade Union Advisory Committee – TUAC - and a delegation of the Global Unions Federations -GUFs - recently conducted a fact finding mission prior to the 14th ILO Asian Regional Meeting in Busan.

The labour situation in Korea is a matter of grave concern. Serious violations of workers and trade union rights are taking place, union busting is the rule and workers involved in peaceful rallies and demonstrations have often been victims of violence, twice with fatal consequences in the last year. Currently, more than one hundred workers are in prison simply for trying to exercise their fundamental rights.

The ICFTU/TUAC/GUFs mission called on the authorities for an immediate release of the trade unionists detained. It strongly condemned the violation of public servants
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No. Subject Name Regdate Hits
59 Documents of Workshop on the Current Developments Regarding Industrial Relations in South Korea update [6] KCTU 2007.05.09 152968
58 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - April, 2007 [5] KCTU 2007.05.09 151661
57 US Congress Letter on Labour Rights Situation in South Korea, March 2007 [6] KCTU 2007.04.13 152051
56 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - March, 2007 [6] KCTU 2007.04.13 151038
55 KCTU Report : Understanding the Actual Situation of Labor Rights in South Korea, Feb. 2007 [5] KCTU 2007.02.22 158433
54 National Human Rights Commission of Korea Release Statement Regarding Death of Ha Joong Keun [5] KCTU 2006.12.03 158793
53 KCTU General Strike Newsletter #4 - December 1 [5] KCTU 2006.12.02 158872
52 Protest Letter to J.W. Howard, Australian Government, Nov 30 [6] KCTU 2006.11.30 159978
51 Protest Letter to Arroyo, Filipino Government on Nov 16 [6] KCTU 2006.11.30 160421
50 Report of Trade Union Repression in South Korea [5] KCTU 2006.11.13 156171
49 KCTU Representative's Speech at Founding Congress of ITUC [5] KCTU 2006.11.09 150814
48 STATEMENT FROM WORKERS [6] KCTU 2006.10.24 158356
47 KCTU Report to the UN Human Rights Committee [5] KCTU 2006.10.23 159046
46 Summary Paper on the 'Roadmap' for the advancement of industrial relations [5] KCTU 2006.10.09 155712
45 Joint Statement on Daewoo International's Suspicious Illegal Exports of Defense Indutry Materials [5] KCTU 2006.09.29 155078
» ICFTU/TUAC/GUFs Mission Report on the Labour Rights Situation in Korea [4] KCTU 2006.09.22 158588
43 KCTU Flyer for the ILO Conference, June 2006 update [5] KCTU 2006.08.05 158358
42 KCTU Policy Paper on the KORUS FTA update [6] KCTU 2006.08.02 159062
41 Bro. Jo Jun-Ho's Speech at the 95th ILC, June 2006 update [5] KCTU 2006.06.13 163850
40 Why We Are Here : Voice of the Korean People on the Korea-Us FTA [6] KCTU 2006.06.13 156056
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