KCTU Hits:166983 Recommend:2 2006.09.22 19:20
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
79 KCTU Flyer for the ILO Conference, June 2006 [6] KCTU 2006.08.05 166748
78 CLC-KCTU Joint Statement on Korea-Canada Free Trade Agreements [7] KCTU 2007.12.14 166769
77 KCTU-MTU Presentation Paper for the Side Event on Rising Repression against the Migrant Workers [9] KCTU 2008.08.02 166769
76 Dump Truck Drivers on Strike over Implementation of New Construction Equipment Legislation [10] KCTU 2008.07.15 166774
75 KCTU Monthly News : March Edition 2005 [7] KCTU 2005.03.10 166818
74 KCTU Report : Understanding the Actual Situation of Labor Rights in South Korea, Feb. 2007 [5] KCTU 2007.02.22 166818
73 KCTU Monthly News - July 2004 [7] KCTU 2004.08.13 166824
72 KCTU Report to the UN Human Rights Committee [6] KCTU 2006.10.23 166941
» ICFTU/TUAC/GUFs Mission Report on the Labour Rights Situation in Korea [6] KCTU 2006.09.22 166983
70 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - the First Edition of 2008 [8] KCTU 2008.03.04 167010
69 STATEMENT FROM WORKERS [6] KCTU 2006.10.24 167013
68 National Human Rights Commission of Korea Release Statement Regarding Death of Ha Joong Keun [6] KCTU 2006.12.03 167070
67 KCTU Policy Paper on the KORUS FTA [10] KCTU 2006.08.02 167134
66 Protest Letter to J.W. Howard, Australian Government, Nov 30 [6] KCTU 2006.11.30 167162
65 KCTU Monthly News : August Edition, 2005 [13] KCTU 2005.09.05 167279
64 KCTU General Strike Newsletter #4 - December 1 [6] KCTU 2006.12.02 167292
63 2007-June- ILO CFA Report on Korean Case(#1865) [7] KCTU 2007.06.27 167344
62 [Joint Statement] We denounce the political killings and suppression of workers in the Philippines! [6] KCTU 2007.08.10 167463
61 KCTU Monthly News: September-October 2004 [7] KCTU 2004.11.05 167534
60 Recent Situation of Labour Laws and industrial relations in Korea 2005 [7] KCTU 2005.02.17 167798
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