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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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76 Written Statement for Human Rights Council on Migrant Workers Rights in South Korea [7] KCTU 2008.08.02 162474
75 KCTU-MTU Presentation Paper for the Side Event on Rising Repression against the Migrant Workers [9] KCTU 2008.08.02 162489
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71 KCTU Presentation Paper in the April Joint Action Week against the EU FTAs [6] KCTU 2008.04.14 162505
70 KCTU Organizing Strategy of Migrant Workers in South Korea [8] KCTU 2008.11.12 162536
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68 KCTU Monthly News : March Edition 2005 [5] KCTU 2005.03.10 162736
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66 KCTU General Strike Newsletter #4 - December 1 update [6] KCTU 2006.12.02 162956
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64 KCTU Monthly News: August-September 2004 [6] KCTU 2004.12.22 163224
63 Protest Letter to J.W. Howard, Australian Government, Nov 30 [6] KCTU 2006.11.30 163287
62 KCTU Monthly News - April 2004 [4] KCTU 2004.04.24 163330
61 KCTU Monthly News: September-October 2004 [6] KCTU 2004.11.05 163336
60 Recent Situation of Labour Laws and industrial relations in Korea 2005 [6] KCTU 2005.02.17 163429
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