Trade Unions Proposal for Improvements of <Trade Union and Labour Relation Adjustment Act> (TULRAA)


Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU)

Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU)

Nov. 2012


I. KCTU Position on the Direction of the Amendment of the Trade Union Act 

1. Summary of the Current State of Labor Relations in South Korea

2. Demands for the Amendment of the Trade Union Act

1) Right to Organise

 (1) Expanding recognition as workers and strengthening the responsibility for employers 

 (2) Association Rights of Teachers and Government Employees

 (3) Repeal the ban on wage payment by employers for full-time union officials

 (4) Improving procedures for the reporting of the trade union establishment

2) Right to Collective Bargaining


 (1) Institutionalization of industry-level collective bargaining

 (2) Free and voluntary bargaining for multiple unions at the same enterprise

 (3) Restriction on the unilateral cancellation of collective agreements

3) Right to Collective Action


 (1) Restriction on claiming damages against trade unions and expansion of the right to strike 

 (2) Abolition of the system to Maintain Essential Public Services

 (3) Restriction on aggressive lockouts

II. FKTU Proposal for the Amendment of the Trade Union and Labor Relations Adjustment Act


1. Purpose and background

2. Key Items

<Table> Comparison of Proposals for the Improvements of the Trade Union Act by KFTU and KCTU


Total 99
No. Subject Name Regdate Hits
» Trade Unions Proposal for Improvements of TULRAA [69] KCTU 2013.02.14 178785
98 Why We Oppose the KORUS FTA - KCTU Position Paper on KORUS FTA [18] KCTU 2011.02.08 221420
97 Statement on Results of Seoul G20 Summit : Great Boast, Small Roast [11] KCTU 2011.02.08 180842
96 Joint Statement of Korean Trade Unions on the UNFCCC COP16, Cancun [12] KCTU 2010.12.02 196460
95 Joint Declaration Concerning the G20 Summit in Seoul [9] KCTU 2010.11.30 185156
94 Briefing document for TUAC to OECD/Fundamental Labour Rights in KOREA after Suspension of Special Monitoring Process [9] KCTU 2010.05.13 207936
93 NGO Report on the Situation of Freedom of Opinion and Expression in the Republic of Korea since 2008 [13] KCTU 2010.05.13 192991
92 [KCTU Monthly Newsletter-2010 March] 2010 Directives of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions [12] KCTU 2010.03.30 218337
91 [Issue Briefing]Criticism of the Revised Law relating to Union Pluralism and the Status of Full-time Union Officials [17] KCTU 2010.01.19 230563
90 Current Situation of labor issues in Korea [9] KCTU 2009.12.23 237619
89 International Seminar on the Status of Full-time Trade Union Officials and Global Standards [11] KCTU 2009.12.09 223191
88 ILO CFA 355th Report [12] KCTU 2009.12.08 238315
87 The Current Situation of Labor Rights in South Korea [13] KCTU 2009.11.03 242717
86 KCTU Flyer for ILC and OECD Forums 2009 [7] admin 2009.07.09 457983
85 [KCTU Int'l Symposium] Australia's Responses to Economic Crisis [9] admin 2009.07.09 246851
84 [KCTU Int'l Symposium] CUT Responses to Economic Crisis update [12] admin 2009.07.09 439374
83 [KCTU Int'l Symposium] CGIL Responses to Economic Crisis [10] admin 2009.07.09 621518
82 [KCTU Int'l Symposium] KCTU Responses to Economic Crisis [12] admin 2009.07.09 246396
81 [KCTU Int'l Symposium] COSATU Responses to Economic Crisis [18] admin 2009.07.09 253755
80 KCTU Ploicy Paper on Discrimination against Women Workers update [16] admin 2009.07.08 253545
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