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On March 25 the Governing Body of the ILO adopted a report made by the Committee on Freedom of Association supporting the right of migrant workers in Korea, regardless of status, to form and join labor union and calling for an end to measures such as targeted arrests and deportations aimed at interfering with their union activities. This report, issued in response to a complaint submitted by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) concerning the case of the Migrants Trade Union, is an important victory for migrant workers seeking to organize, not only in Korea, but also around the world.

Background of the Case

In December 2007, ITUC and KCTU submitted a complaint to the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association (CFA) in relation to repression by the South Korean government against the Migrants Trade Union (MTU), a union formed by undocumented migrant workers in 2005. Since MTU
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ITUC Urges to End brutal Attack against the striking workers of Ssangyong Motors

admin Jul 30, 2009 Hits 102204

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 123/270709 Korea: Brutal attack against the Ssangyong Motors Branch workers Brussels, 28 July 2009: In a letter ( http://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/Protest_-_RE_police_violence_against_striking_workers_-_24-07-09.pdf ) last ...

Photos on Brutal Violence of Riot Police against the Ssangyong Workers

admin Jul 22, 2009 Hits 130279

( For full photos, please open the attached. Below are the some photos among them.) Additional Materials (Photos) Supporting Concerns for Safety of Person and Rights of striking Ssangyong Motor workers 22 July 2009 Update - New photos show excessive use of force by police...

[Press Statement] KCTU Launching General Strike as of 22nd July!

admin Jul 22, 2009 Hits 97984

[Press Statement on General Strike] KCTU Initiates General Strike and Sit-In Protest! Stop police suppression of Ssangyong Motors strike! Stop retrogressive revisions to labour and media laws! The KCTU announces that all affiliate unions will go on general strike as of 22n...

Call to Action : Stop Police Suppression against the Striking workers of Ssangyong Motors!

admin Jul 21, 2009 Hits 90739

Stop Police Suppression against the Striking workers of Ssangyong Motors! Unionist’s wife is driven to her death… How many more have to die? "Lay-offs are Murder!" The KCTU firmly condemns the police clamp-down on striking workers of Ssangyong Motors, which restarted in the ...

Tides of Democracy in South Korea Turning Back!

admin Jul 09, 2009 Hits 189638

Tides of Democracy in South Korea Turning Back! - Guarantee Trade Union Rights for Precarious Workers! In the wake of the 1997 Economic Crisis, rapid casualization of the work force ensued so that precarious workers (contract; dispatched; part-time; and “specially-employed” otherw...

Stop suppressing democracy and basic labor rights right now

admin May 26, 2009 Hits 239206

Stop suppressing democracy and basic labor rights right now The KCTU’s position over the May 16th massive arrest Democracy and human rights are in retreat in South Korea. With extreme violent acts, the Korean government and the police are tramping upon democracy, human r...

ILO Calls for an End to Repression of Migrants

KCTU Apr 07, 2009 Hits 59610

On March 25 the Governing Body of the ILO adopted a report made by the Committee on Freedom of Association supporting the right of migrant workers in Korea, regardless of status, to form and join labor union and calling for an end to measures such as targeted arrests and deportat...

Joint Statement by KCTU and South Korea

KCTU Mar 28, 2009 Hits 57938

[Photo : KCTU holding a rally on March 28th, international action day on G 20. ] Joint Statement by KCTU and South Korea

KCTU Statement Opposing the Grand Agreement to Overcome the Economic Crisis

KCTU Mar 17, 2009 Hits 70871

KCTU Statement Opposing the Grand Agreement to Overcome the Economic Crisis On February 23, 2009, the Federation of the Korean Trade Unions (FKTU) and the Korea Employers Federation (KEF) announced the Grand Agreement to Overcome the Economic Crisis. The crux of the Agreement is,

ITUC Online - Korea: Violations of Labour Rights Increasing

KCTU Mar 05, 2009 Hits 57560

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 026/260209 Korea: Violations of Labour Rights Increasing Brussels, 26 February 2009 (ITUC OnLine): An international trade union mission* to Korea this week has concluded that the trade union rights situation is deteriorating, an...

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