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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
59 Bro. Jo Jun-Ho's Speech at the 95th ILC, June 2006 update [9] KCTU 2006.06.13 171762
58 KCTU Policy Paper on the KORUS FTA [10] KCTU 2006.08.02 167212
57 KCTU Flyer for the ILO Conference, June 2006 update [10] KCTU 2006.08.05 166831
» ICFTU/TUAC/GUFs Mission Report on the Labour Rights Situation in Korea update [10] KCTU 2006.09.22 167055
55 Joint Statement on Daewoo International's Suspicious Illegal Exports of Defense Indutry Materials update [10] KCTU 2006.09.29 163610
54 Summary Paper on the 'Roadmap' for the advancement of industrial relations update [11] KCTU 2006.10.09 164097
53 KCTU Report to the UN Human Rights Committee update [10] KCTU 2006.10.23 167013
52 STATEMENT FROM WORKERS update [10] KCTU 2006.10.24 167076
51 KCTU Representative's Speech at Founding Congress of ITUC update [11] KCTU 2006.11.09 159276
50 Report of Trade Union Repression in South Korea update [10] KCTU 2006.11.13 165113
49 Protest Letter to Arroyo, Filipino Government on Nov 16 update [11] KCTU 2006.11.30 167974
48 Protest Letter to J.W. Howard, Australian Government, Nov 30 update [10] KCTU 2006.11.30 167226
47 KCTU General Strike Newsletter #4 - December 1 update [10] KCTU 2006.12.02 167344
46 National Human Rights Commission of Korea Release Statement Regarding Death of Ha Joong Keun update [10] KCTU 2006.12.03 167154
45 KCTU Report : Understanding the Actual Situation of Labor Rights in South Korea, Feb. 2007 update [9] KCTU 2007.02.22 166891
44 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - March, 2007 update [10] KCTU 2007.04.13 159861
43 US Congress Letter on Labour Rights Situation in South Korea, March 2007 update [13] KCTU 2007.04.13 160668
42 KCTU Monthly Newsletter - April, 2007 update [10] KCTU 2007.05.09 160235
41 Documents of Workshop on the Current Developments Regarding Industrial Relations in South Korea update [11] KCTU 2007.05.09 161590
40 2007-June- ILO CFA Report on Korean Case(#1865) update [11] KCTU 2007.06.27 167372
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