Thousands of local union leaders and grassroots members demonstrated in front of Korea’s National Assembly on May 24 in Korean capital Seoul. Photo: SHIN, Dong-Jun

Thousands of local union leaders and grassroots members demonstrated in front of Korea’s National Assembly on May 24 in Korean capital Seoul. Photo: SHIN, Dong-Jun

Korean unions need your support!

10.07.2017

Korean unions achieved a breakthrough when President Park was ousted earlier this year, but as they continue to campaign for basic unions rights, global support is still needed.

President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions Han Sang-gyun remains in prison. 15 August is a key date when Korean presidents sometimes grant pardons, and pressure must be kept up to ensure Han is pardoned.

IndustriALL Global Union is calling for continued support for the Korean unions. We urge you to take action as soon as possible and by the end of July to demand that KCTU President Han is pardoned, and also demand key reforms that will ensure Korean workers’ rights are respected.

There are a couple of ways you can take action:

We must send the message to the Korean government and national assembly that the world continues to demand respect for South Korean workers’ rights,

says IndustriALL General Secretary Valter Sanches.