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5th June, 2006
Why We Are Here : Voice of the Korean People on the Korea-Us FTA

We Do Not Want Another NAFTA!

1. We, representing Korean workers, farmers, peasants and civil society, are here in Washington D.C. to make our voices heard on the KORUS FTA to the American people. We are here to share our extreme fears about the proposed KORUS FTA with Americans. We believe that the proposed FTA is harmful not only for the Korean people, but for the people in the US as well, since the KORUS FTA follows the NAFTA model. It is a major problem for people in both nations.

2. The American people have already experienced NAFTA and its detrimental results. We know that when NAFTA was being negotiated, the US, Canada and Mexican governments made many promises to their citizens - such as creation of jobs and better living standards, just as the Korean and US governments are promising today. However, 11 years of NAFTA has shown that the reality is far from what was promised. In the course of 11 years, NAFTA has eliminated over 1 million jobs in just the US and increased irregular part-time jobs particularly in service sectors, which pay 23% to 77% less than the jobs that were replaced. Although NAFTA is called a
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No. Subject Name Regdate Hits
59 Documents of Workshop on the Current Developments Regarding Industrial Relations in South Korea [7] KCTU 2007.05.09 161514
58 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - April, 2007 [6] KCTU 2007.05.09 160162
57 US Congress Letter on Labour Rights Situation in South Korea, March 2007 update [9] KCTU 2007.04.13 160525
56 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - March, 2007 [6] KCTU 2007.04.13 159786
55 KCTU Report : Understanding the Actual Situation of Labor Rights in South Korea, Feb. 2007 [5] KCTU 2007.02.22 166788
54 National Human Rights Commission of Korea Release Statement Regarding Death of Ha Joong Keun [6] KCTU 2006.12.03 167025
53 KCTU General Strike Newsletter #4 - December 1 [6] KCTU 2006.12.02 167284
52 Protest Letter to J.W. Howard, Australian Government, Nov 30 [6] KCTU 2006.11.30 167138
51 Protest Letter to Arroyo, Filipino Government on Nov 16 [7] KCTU 2006.11.30 167904
50 Report of Trade Union Repression in South Korea [6] KCTU 2006.11.13 165036
49 KCTU Representative's Speech at Founding Congress of ITUC [7] KCTU 2006.11.09 159112
48 STATEMENT FROM WORKERS [6] KCTU 2006.10.24 166992
47 KCTU Report to the UN Human Rights Committee [6] KCTU 2006.10.23 166885
46 Summary Paper on the 'Roadmap' for the advancement of industrial relations [7] KCTU 2006.10.09 163940
45 Joint Statement on Daewoo International's Suspicious Illegal Exports of Defense Indutry Materials [6] KCTU 2006.09.29 163464
44 ICFTU/TUAC/GUFs Mission Report on the Labour Rights Situation in Korea [6] KCTU 2006.09.22 166929
43 KCTU Flyer for the ILO Conference, June 2006 [6] KCTU 2006.08.05 166696
42 KCTU Policy Paper on the KORUS FTA [10] KCTU 2006.08.02 167082
41 Bro. Jo Jun-Ho's Speech at the 95th ILC, June 2006 [5] KCTU 2006.06.13 171712
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