[Affiliates’ News] Korea Federation of Public Services & Transportation Workers Union (KPTU).

 

Oppression against the Korean Railway Workers' Union

Oppression against the Korean Railway Workers' Union for their strike last year is still ongoing. Despite the withdrawal of the strike, employer Korea Railroad (Korail) announced to complete the reprimand of around 11,000 strike participants within this month. As of late last month (February), 193 union officials and other union members were fired and dismissed. In addition, a total of some 7,400 were punished (suspension from the office: 435, wage cut: some 6000, rebuke: some 800). Korail filed a lawsuit against the trade union and union members for damages of $765 million.

 

KTWU held a rally to denounce Kumho Group                 

On March 5, over 300 members of the Korean Transport Workers’ Union, including Asiana Airline workers, held a rally to denounce Kumho Group and its affiliate Asiana Airline for their neglecting labor unions and transferring the results of lax management to workers. In 2009 collective bargaining, the Asiana Airline trade union demanded the employer to increase wage at a reasonable level and to stop the union oppression. Workers showed respect to management’s opinion and waited until this year; however, management totally ignored the union and excluded its members from being promoted. Moreover, the Asiana Airline unilaterally ordered union representatives to return to work.

 

2010 Care Workers Rally

In commemoration of the 102nd Women’s Day the 2010 Care Workers Rally' took place in March 6 at the center of Seoul. More than 300 participants consisting of long-term care workers, sick nurses, preschool teachers and guide helpers gathered and argued that public, non-profit organizations run the long-term care services, not private ones.

The KPSU, political parties and civic organizations have waged a campaign to make sure female precarious workers such as building cleaners and long-term caregivers can have a right to hot meal since March 3. These workers are already suffering from low wage, instability, discrimination and lack of labor rights. Moreover, in most cases, they have no room to stretch their legs and have to pour boiling water into frozen food in a lunch box to have a meal. This campaign is to recover them their abandoned rights.

 

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Call for Action- The G20 Summit is NO EXCUSE for Repression! [10]

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The G20 Summit is NO EXCUSE for Repression! October 1st, International Day of Action against the pre-Summit attack on Democratic and Human Rights in South Korea Dear Friends and Allies, You have already received an email urging you to join protests against the G20 Summ...

[Monthly News] 2010 Directives of the KCTU: The KCTU will be at the forefront to stop labor oppression and protect democracy [8]

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2010 Directives of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions] The KCTU will be at the forefront to stop labor oppression and protect democracy March 4, 2010 Labor rights are essential for democracy Korea’s Ministry of Labor denied the registration of the Korean Govern...

[Monthly News] Oppression against the Korean Railway Workers' Union [11]

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[Affiliates’ News] Korea Federation of Public Services & Transportation Workers Union (KPTU). Oppression against the Korean Railway Workers' Union Oppression against the Korean Railway Workers' Union for their strike last year is still ongoing. Despite the withdrawal of t...

[Monthly News] Ministry of Labor returned union establishment report of KGEU [7]

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[Affiliates News] Korean Government Employees’ Union Ministry of labor returned union establishment report of KGEU The Korean Government Employees’ Union indicted the Labor Minister for abuse of authority on March 9 after he refused the register of the union twice. The union ...

[Monthly News] KCWU announce Struggle against the government's repression [21]

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[Affiliates News]Korea Construction Workers’ Union announces struggle against the labor union oppression of the government Ministry of Labor cancelled the certificate of union establishment report of KCWU President of the Korea Construction Workers’ Union (KCWU) Kim Geum-c...

Greetings from the Newly Elected President of KCTU [8]

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Korean Confederation of Trade Unions 2nd Fl. Daeyoung Bld., 139 Youngdeungpo-2-ga, Youngdeungpo-ku, Seoul 150-032 Korea Tel.: +82-2-2670-9118 Fax: +82-2-2635-1134 E-mail: inter@kctu.org http://kctu.org [KCTU newsletter, February 11th, 2010] Fir...

Report on Recent ROK Government Repression of Public Sector Workers and Call for International Solidarity [29]

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Korean Confederation of Trade Unions 2nd Fl. Daeyoung Bld., 139 Youngdeungpo-2-ga, Youngdeungpo-ku, Seoul 150-032 Korea Tel.: +82-2-2670-9118 Fax: +82-2-2635-1134 E-mail: inter@kctu.org http://kctu.org [KCTU newsletter, 2009] Report on Recent ROK ...

Agreement was Reached at Ssangyong Motors ... [7]

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Dear Colleagues, Solidarity Greetings from KCTU! On Thursday(August 6th), agreement was reached between Ssangyong Motors management and workers. KMWU Ssangyong Motors Branch brought a 77-day sit-in strike to an end. The main contents of the agreement are as follows. ...

Photos on the Brutal Attack of Riot Police against Ssangyong Workers on the 5th August [6]

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Photos on the Brutal Attack of Riot Police against Ssangyong Workers on the 5th August [Photo 1] SWAT Team was put in to the roof of Assembly building and chasing after striking workers for arrest on 8:05 am, August 5th. – by Lee Myung-ik, Photographer of KCTU [Photo 2]...

KCTU Statement : Violent Suppression of Ssangyong Motors Workers: A Declaration of War on Its Own People [10]

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[Statement] Violent Suppression of Ssangyong Motors Workers: A Declaration of War on Its Own People 5th, August In the morning of August 5th, the police started its raid to forcefully break the strike at Ssangyong Motors Pyeongtaek Plant, literally turning the factory into a war z...

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