Unions in South Korea are fighting for safe, fair rates and conditions for truck drivers.

Call on the United Nations to investigate anti-worker laws in South Korea and to demand that South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye and her ruling New Frontier Party:

  • Free all jailed trade union activists
  • Respect the right to freedom of association, including the right to peaceful assembly and to strike;
  • Ratify the United Nation labour body’s core labour conventions;
  • Recognise the rights of truck drivers to unionise; and,ithdraw its regressive labour reforms

Workers have been beaten and attacked by police during peaceful demonstrations, leaving one man dead. Over 20 union activists have been jailed, with raids on transport unions and the teachers' union deregistered.

Yet workers and their unions remain steadfast in their fight for justice and are currently holding strikes.

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  • Transport Workers' Union Condemns Attacks And Arrests Of Striking Korean Truck Drivers

    October 11

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 11 October 2016
    The Transport Workers’ Union has condemned police attacks and arrests of striking truck drivers in South Korea.

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  • Activists Protest At South Korean Consulate Over Worker Abuses

    October 07

    TWU MEDIA RELEAE, 7 October 2016
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    October 06

    Korean prosecutors are asking for five years jail for KPTU Vice President Cho Sung-deok just for standing up for working rights. Eight other Korean union members and officials have already been jailed.

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  • Trade Deals: A Case Study In Why They're Bad — Like The Korea-Australia FTA

    September 23

    Independent Australia, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, 23 September 2016
    The TWU joins the Korean transport union protests this weekend as part of wider unrest at the South Korean government's labour reforms. TWU Secretary Tony Sheldon explains why the plight of Korean truck drivers matters to us.

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