Guarantee Democracy and Human Rights at all Moments!
Protesting the Denial of border entry of the KCTU Delegation to the G8 Summit by the Japanese government.

The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) with a membership of 800,000 is a major confederation of South Korean trade unions actively fighting to advance democracy, human rights, and a democratic trade union movement.  At this very moment, we are conducting a General Strike against the importation of U.S. beef; privatization of public services, and the failure of the current Lee Myung Bak government to address the genuine concerns raised by South Korean citizens about food safety.  The negotiations around the importation of U.S. beef within the context of the unequal KORUS FTA has denigrated South Koreans the right to food safety and
privatization will force the working poor to undergo more social sacrifices.

The G8 Summit is a gathering of representatives of corporations and governments that support their interests to further the advance an agenda of neoliberalism, privatization, and free trade.  The neoliberal economic agenda has not only failed to resolve urgent issues that affect workers in general, but have triggered a global emergency on financial markets, food supply, and the environment.  This is a moment when we truly need to seek another path, another direction, and another praxis.

Therefore, the KCTU delegation consisting of 9 representatives of various KCTU affiliates traveled to Japan to participate in the G8 Summit on July 4 to ensure that workers
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66 Calling for Solidarity : 5 people died while protesting against an imminent forced eviction

[Photo] Citizens gathered at Seoul Railway Station on January 23th and urging the government to protect the victims of forced eviction and punish those responsible for the incident. <Urgent Appeal for immediate action> In South Korea, 5 people died while protesting against an imm...

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65 The South Korean Gov. arrested KCTU President, Bro. Lee Suk-haeng

[Photo : KCTU Organized press conference to denounce the undemocratic and anti-workers' laws which the Lee Myung-bak government is pursuing on December 8th together with progressive movements.] Bro. Lee Suk-haeng, President, was arrested on 10:40 pm, December 5th by the police du...

KCTU 2008.12.09 65425
64 ITUC Calls on Authorities to Cease Repression of KCTU

ITUC Online 144/070808 South Korea: ITUC Calls on Authorities to Cease Repression of KCTU Brussels, 7 August 2008 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has written http://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/KCTU_KMWU_arrest_warrants_04-08-08.pdf to President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea strongly protestin...

KCTU 2008.08.11 207064
63 Calling for Solidarity - Lee Myung-bak government repression against the KCTU and Fundamental Trade Union Rights

[Photo 1] Police buses surrounding the KCTU headquarter office. [Photo 2] The police searching the car going out from the KCTU office without showing any authorative documents including search warrant. Calling for Solidarity - Lee Myung-bak government repression against the KCTU ...

KCTU 2008.08.04 63300
» Protesting the Denial of border entry of the KCTU Delegation to the G8 Summit by the Japanese government.

Guarantee Democracy and Human Rights at all Moments! Protesting the Denial of border entry of the KCTU Delegation to the G8 Summit by the Japanese government. The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) with a membership of 800,000 is a major confederation of South Korean trad...

KCTU 2008.07.14 52863
61 The KCTU Launches a General Strike Against the Announcement of South Korean government on April 18 Protocol on US beef

The KCTU Launches a General Strike Against the Announcement of South Korean government on April 18 Protocol on US beef On June 25th, the KCTU Central Executive Committee made voted to launch an unlimited General Strike to support the South Korean people

KCTU 2008.06.27 50822
60 One million South Korean people and workers protested against the Unfair US beef import agreement and the neoliberal government policies!

[Photo : Tens of Thousands of people gathered with candlelight in the cetral area of Seoul] One million South Korean people and workers protested against the Unfair US beef import agreement and the neoliberal government policies! On June 10th, around one million people and worker...

KCTU 2008.06.11 62106
59 South Korean Government Crack Down Peaceful Demonstration!

No More Hope for Lee Myung-bak Government! Hundreds of Thousands of South Korean People demonstrated against the Government! On May 31st, hundreds of thousands of South Korean people held a candlelight rally in more than 100 cities across the country against the Lee Myung-bak gov...

KCTU 2008.06.02 51833
58 Deportation of MTU President and Vice President Carried Out!

KCTU and its affiliate, MTU Condemn the Outrageous and Unlawful Deportation of MTU Leaders! Yesterday May 15th, the South Korean Ministry of Justice and Immigration Authorities carried out the rushed and secretive deportation of MTU President Torna Limbu and Vice President Abdus S...

KCTU 2008.05.22 58079
57 KCTU denouncing the lay-off of 99 Allianz Life Insurance workers

[Statement] The lay-off of 99 Allianz Life Insurance workers is the responsibility of the Lee Myung-bak government April 1st, 2008 The administrative committee at Allianz Life Insurance has decided to lay-off the 99 trade union members that have been on strike. This is a clear ca...

KCTU 2008.04.14 55650
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