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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 - April, 2007 [12] KCTU 2007.05.09 167137
97 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - March, 2007 [12] KCTU 2007.04.13 167324
96 US Congress Letter on Labour Rights Situation in South Korea, March 2007 [17] KCTU 2007.04.13 167990
95 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - June, 2007 [13] KCTU 2007.07.09 169073
94 Documents of Workshop on the Current Developments Regarding Industrial Relations in South Korea [13] KCTU 2007.05.09 169319
93 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - July, 2007 [12] KCTU 2007.08.10 169804
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91 Joint Statement on Daewoo International's Suspicious Illegal Exports of Defense Indutry Materials [11] KCTU 2006.09.29 170471
90 Summary Paper on the 'Roadmap' for the advancement of industrial relations [14] KCTU 2006.10.09 171022
89 Petition to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea on Burma Shwe Gas Project [12] KCTU 2008.08.02 171385
88 Written Statement for Human Rights Council on Migrant Workers Rights in South Korea [14] KCTU 2008.08.02 171479
87 KCTU International Conference for Migrant Workers Rights [15] KCTU 2007.11.01 171506
86 KCTU Report : Understanding the Actual Situation of Labor Rights in South Korea, Feb. 2007 [10] KCTU 2007.02.22 171624
85 KCTU Organizing Strategy of Migrant Workers in South Korea [17] KCTU 2008.11.12 171669
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82 Protest Letter to J.W. Howard, Australian Government, Nov 30 [11] KCTU 2006.11.30 172001
81 KCTU Report to the UN Human Rights Committee [11] KCTU 2006.10.23 172007
80 KCTU Presentation Paper in the April Joint Action Week against the EU FTAs [12] KCTU 2008.04.14 172010
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