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Support the Korea general strike for workers’ rights!

17 November, 2016Struggling against the government’s attacks on labour rights, unions in South Korean are holding a general strike for workers’ rights on 30 November. IndustriALL is calling for global days of action to support the unions’ fight. 

IndustriALL marches with one million Koreans demanding labour rights, democracy

13 November, 2016IndustriALL general secretary Valter Sanches today offered solidarity from workers around the world at a rally with 200,000 participants organized by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions in Seoul.

Nicaragua: labour conflict criminalized as protesting workers found guilty

2 December, 2016In a case that sets a disturbing precedent, twelve workers have been found guilty on a range of charges after a labour conflict escalated in a free trade zone.

South Korea: Prominent union leader Lee Young-joo detained after protest

9 January, 2018IndustriALL Global Union has written to the Korean government to protest the arrest of former Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) general secretary Lee Young-joo.

Korean metalworkers fight Hyundai shipbuilding merger

15 May, 2019IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU) and civil society groups have joined forces to oppose the merger of Hyundai Heavy Industries with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.

GM Daewoo fined for illegal use of dispatch workers

14 March, 2013The Korean Supreme Court fined Ex-GM Daewoo, subsidiary of the General Motors Company, President for the illegal use of dispatch workers. This decision should set an important precedent to protect workers from exploitation.