Korean general strike

Submitted by Anon on 26 November, 2003 - 11:46

The Korean Federation of Trade Unions organised a six-hour general strike on November 26 as part of its campaign against the government’s proposed anti-union laws.

The KFTU announced that there were 156,000 union members and overall 600,000 participants in the general strike, including 42,200 from Hyundai Motors, 25,600 from Kia Motors, as well as metal, chemical, textile, transport and construction workers.

Workers have been urging the government to withdraw a bill aimed at allowing companies to hire more temporary workers and ban strikes by civil servants.

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