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
39 [ARTUSC] Struggles of KCTU against Neoliberal Restructuring after Economic Crisis, and Perspectives [9] KCTU 2003.11.12 172326
38 [ARTUSC] Opening Address : For the Unity and Solidarity of Asian Worekrs [9] KCTU 2003.11.12 172358
37 [ARTUSC] The Reality of Women Migrant Workers in South Korea and Recommendations to Improve.. [9] KCTU 2003.11.13 174828
36 [ARTUSC] The All Japan Dockworkers Union Anti-War and Anti-Deregulations Movements [9] KCTU 2003.11.13 175570
35 KCTU Monthly News : June-July Edition(Part Two) [10] KCTU 2005.07.29 179311
34 Flexibilization of Labor and the Future of the Trade Union Movement [10] KCTU 2003.10.09 180177
33 Report on Women Workers in Korea [11] KCTU 2003.10.07 181244
32 Statement on the government's "Roadmap for Industrial Relations Reform" [9] KCTU 2003.10.18 182734
31 [ARTUSC]The Role of Asian Trade Unions in Developing a Democratic and Progressive International Trad [7] KCTU 2003.11.12 183031
30 The KCTU Movement's 5 year Plan [17] KCTU 2003.08.14 183256
29 Three Years of President Kim Dae Jung: the impact of neoliberal Nobel Peace Laureate [13] KCTU 2003.06.24 184102
28 What is the National Education Information System and its problems? [9] KCTU 2003.06.25 184517
27 Statement on Results of Seoul G20 Summit : Great Boast, Small Roast [14] KCTU 2011.02.08 185713
» Trade Unions Proposal for Improvements of TULRAA update [85] KCTU 2013.02.14 186191
25 [ARTUSC] Final Statement and Action Plan of the Asian Regional Trade Union Solidarity Conference [9] KCTU 2003.11.12 186877
24 ILO CFA Conclusion and Recommendations on the case of MTU(Case No. 2620) [13] KCTU 2009.04.07 188885
23 Joint Declaration Concerning the G20 Summit in Seoul [13] KCTU 2010.11.30 190018
22 NGO Report on the Situation of Freedom of Opinion and Expression in the Republic of Korea since 2008 [15] KCTU 2010.05.13 197981
21 Joint Statement of Korean Trade Unions on the UNFCCC COP16, Cancun [16] KCTU 2010.12.02 202012
20 [ARTUSC] The HKCTUs Strategy in Response to the Neoliberal Globalisation [24] KCTU 2003.11.13 205435
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