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South Korea Continues To Attack Trade Unions

South Korea has continued it’s attack upon trade unions. A court recently ruled that the Korean Teachers and Education Union(KTU) was not a legitimate labour group because it allowed teachers that had been fired to be members.

The KTU has 22 members who have been fired because they had signed a statement against the former Government of Lee Myung Bak. The KTU currently has 60,000 members. And is the second largest union in South Korea.

The ruling by the Korean court goes against the United Nations International Labour Organisation which has ruled that trade unions can make their own decision when it comes to recognising fired educators as members.

The KTU has stated that the actions of the court have “brought great shame on the nation in the eyes of the international community” and will be seen as a “political ruling”

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