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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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39 KCTU Monthly News: September-October 2004 [12] KCTU 2004.11.05 174009
38 KCTU Monthly News: August-September 2004 [14] KCTU 2004.12.22 174007
37 NGO Report : Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in South Korea [16] KCTU 2009.02.16 173890
36 KCTU Monthly News - July 2004 [12] KCTU 2004.08.13 173734
35 Why We Are Here : Voice of the Korean People on the Korea-Us FTA [14] KCTU 2006.06.13 173455
34 KCTU Monthly News : March Edition 2005 [13] KCTU 2005.03.10 173417
33 KCTU Policy Paper on the KORUS FTA [36] KCTU 2006.08.02 173166
32 KCTU Monthly News : April Edition 2005 [13] KCTU 2005.04.13 173050
31 CLC-KCTU Joint Statement on Korea-Canada Free Trade Agreements [13] KCTU 2007.12.14 172756
30 Protest Letter to Arroyo, Filipino Government on Nov 16 [12] KCTU 2006.11.30 172525
29 Report of Trade Union Repression in South Korea [11] KCTU 2006.11.13 172445
28 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - the First Edition of 2008 [14] KCTU 2008.03.04 172429
27 2007-June- ILO CFA Report on Korean Case(#1865) [13] KCTU 2007.06.27 172185
26 STATEMENT FROM WORKERS [11] KCTU 2006.10.24 172129
25 KCTU-MTU Presentation Paper for the Side Event on Rising Repression against the Migrant Workers [15] KCTU 2008.08.02 172098
24 National Human Rights Commission of Korea Release Statement Regarding Death of Ha Joong Keun [11] KCTU 2006.12.03 172031
23 [Joint Statement] We denounce the political killings and suppression of workers in the Philippines! [12] KCTU 2007.08.10 171996
22 KCTU Flyer for the ILO Conference, June 2006 [11] KCTU 2006.08.05 171925
21 KCTU Report to the UN Human Rights Committee [11] KCTU 2006.10.23 171904
20 Protest Letter to J.W. Howard, Australian Government, Nov 30 [11] KCTU 2006.11.30 171895
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