Photo : Leroy Trotman, Chair of the ILO Workers Group, Hans Engelbert, General Secretary of PSI, ITUC representative and members of the Global Unions deliver protest letters from the international organizations to a representative of the Permanent Mission of Korea in Geneva, on November 15th, an International Day of Action called by KCTU.


The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) Launches a General Strike.

November 21, 2006

The KCTU calls on the South Korean Government to Do the Following:

Stop Trade Union Repression
Stop the Irregular Workers Bill
Withdraw the Industrial Relations Road Map Agreement
Stop the KORUS Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
Fundamentally Reform the OHS Insurance Bill

1. The Roh Moo Hyun government is devastating the livelihood of the South Korean people. In Seoul a nurse working for a university hospital works a full 24-hour shift. For this she earns 50,000 KRW (50 US$) per day. Her monthly salary is 800,000 KRW (800 US$). This is barely enough for herself and her two children. A daily construction worker
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