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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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98 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - March, 2007 [6] KCTU 2007.04.13 157496
97 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - April, 2007 [6] KCTU 2007.05.09 158038
96 US Congress Letter on Labour Rights Situation in South Korea, March 2007 [7] KCTU 2007.04.13 158494
95 Documents of Workshop on the Current Developments Regarding Industrial Relations in South Korea [6] KCTU 2007.05.09 159440
94 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - June, 2007 [7] KCTU 2007.07.09 160152
93 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - July, 2007 [7] KCTU 2007.08.10 161005
92 No FTA Newsletter : Official News of the Korean Alliance Against the Korea-U.S. FTA [7] KCTU 2007.06.29 161067
91 Joint Statement on Daewoo International's Suspicious Illegal Exports of Defense Indutry Materials [6] KCTU 2006.09.29 161505
90 Summary Paper on the 'Roadmap' for the advancement of industrial relations [6] KCTU 2006.10.09 162036
89 Report of Trade Union Repression in South Korea [6] KCTU 2006.11.13 162765
88 Why We Are Here : Voice of the Korean People on the Korea-Us FTA [7] KCTU 2006.06.13 162811
87 Brief on Labor Rights in South Korea - Feb. 2009 [9] KCTU 2009.03.05 162826
86 NGO Report : Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in South Korea [8] KCTU 2009.02.16 163769
85 Written Statement for Human Rights Council on Migrant Workers Rights in South Korea [8] KCTU 2008.08.02 165118
84 KCTU International Conference for Migrant Workers Rights [7] KCTU 2007.11.01 165278
83 KCTU Organizing Strategy of Migrant Workers in South Korea [9] KCTU 2008.11.12 165287
82 KCTU Presentation Paper in the April Joint Action Week against the EU FTAs [6] KCTU 2008.04.14 165296
81 Petition to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea on Burma Shwe Gas Project [7] KCTU 2008.08.02 165331
80 KCTU-MTU Presentation Paper for the Side Event on Rising Repression against the Migrant Workers [9] KCTU 2008.08.02 165337
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