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One worker a month dying at world’s biggest shipbuilder

12 November, 2015Trade unionists from Korea will be at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva from 16 – 18 November to sound the alarm on a growing number of fatalities at the world’s biggest shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (HHI).

Akzo Nobel must end flagrant violations of trade union rights at South Korea plant

27 August, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Korea Chemical & Textile Workers’ Federation (KCTF), is fighting back against management at an Akzo Nobel plant in South Korea as labour relations are steadily worsening, and have even resulted in violence against workers. IndustriALL is calling on the Dutch chemical giant to intervene to stop the blatant violations of trade union rights.

IndustriALL signs an open letter to Samsung

26 August, 2015On behalf of a newly formed global justice and human rights network, leaders from a wide range of civil society organizations from in Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America, have released an open letter to Kwon oh hyun, CEO of Samsung Electronics. The key demand is that the South Korean technology giant adopts the recent recommendations of a prestigious Mediation Committee.

IndustriALL calls on Rolls-Royce to reinstate Korean unionists

26 March, 2015IndustriALL Global Union has called on Rolls-Royce Marine Korea in Busan to immediately reinstate 12 sacked trade unionists, after the city’s labour commission ruled the dismissals were unlawful.

Union glass networks reinforce cooperation

3 November, 2014One of the major issues in the glass sector is to ensure a sustainable industrial production not only in Europe, but all over the world. Trade union representatives from thirteen countries and three major glass multinational corporations (MNC) last week met in Korea to discuss their future work in the sector.

Korea: planned actions 2014

6 October, 2014On 7 October IndustriALL affiliate Korean Metal Workers' Union plans a mass rally of precarious workers and flash mobs jointly with KCTU in Seoul where workers will be calling on the "Real Employer

Akzo Nobel Korea refuses to recognize IndustriALL affiliate KCTF

11 August, 2014Korean workers at Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings Korea are being refused their right to collective bargaining after successfully organizing a majority of the 115-strong workforce. IndustriALL is intervening.

IndustriALL affiliates show solidarity for Samsung workers

26 June, 2014Participants at IndustriALL Global Union’s Executive Committee in Geneva today (26 June) made a stand against Samsung in support of Korean workers who are fighting for the right to join a union and earn a living wage.

Stop regression to Korea's authoritarian past!

4 June, 2014IndustriALL and its afffiliate Korean Metal Workers' Union calls on South Korean President Park Geun-hye to take immediate measures to implement labour supervisory mechanisms to stop Samsung labour repression and ensure it collectively bargains with the KMWU local to conclude a living wage and collective agreement.

Korean union leader Kim Jungwoo is free

7 April, 2014Thanks to the international campaign launched by Amnesty International and supported by Global Unions including ITUC and IndustriALL the Korean trade union leader and human rights defender Kim Jungwoo was released from jail on 1 April 2014. Other 14 leaders condemned in the same case remain imprisoned.