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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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No. Subject Name Regdate Hits
99 KCTU Representative's Speech at Founding Congress of ITUC [5] KCTU 2006.11.09 153930
98 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - March, 2007 [6] KCTU 2007.04.13 154082
97 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - April, 2007 [6] KCTU 2007.05.09 154747
96 US Congress Letter on Labour Rights Situation in South Korea, March 2007 [6] KCTU 2007.04.13 155137
95 Documents of Workshop on the Current Developments Regarding Industrial Relations in South Korea [6] KCTU 2007.05.09 156138
94 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - June, 2007 [7] KCTU 2007.07.09 156887
93 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - July, 2007 [7] KCTU 2007.08.10 157708
92 No FTA Newsletter : Official News of the Korean Alliance Against the Korea-U.S. FTA [7] KCTU 2007.06.29 157785
91 Joint Statement on Daewoo International's Suspicious Illegal Exports of Defense Indutry Materials [5] KCTU 2006.09.29 158177
90 Summary Paper on the 'Roadmap' for the advancement of industrial relations [5] KCTU 2006.10.09 158767
89 Why We Are Here : Voice of the Korean People on the Korea-Us FTA [6] KCTU 2006.06.13 159139
88 Report of Trade Union Repression in South Korea [6] KCTU 2006.11.13 159290
87 Brief on Labor Rights in South Korea - Feb. 2009 [8] KCTU 2009.03.05 159519
86 NGO Report : Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in South Korea [7] KCTU 2009.02.16 160451
85 KCTU Flyer for the ILO Conference, June 2006 [6] KCTU 2006.08.05 162110
84 STATEMENT FROM WORKERS [6] KCTU 2006.10.24 162139
83 CLC-KCTU Joint Statement on Korea-Canada Free Trade Agreements [6] KCTU 2007.12.14 162167
» ICFTU/TUAC/GUFs Mission Report on the Labour Rights Situation in Korea [5] KCTU 2006.09.22 162222
81 KCTU Report : Understanding the Actual Situation of Labor Rights in South Korea, Feb. 2007 [5] KCTU 2007.02.22 162254
80 KCTU Report to the UN Human Rights Committee [6] KCTU 2006.10.23 162267
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