Support Korean Railway Workers

Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) members chant slogans during a rally in downtown Seoul on on May 1, 2008. An estimated 5,000 unionists gathered in central Seoul for a May Day rally sponsored by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), a militant umbrella labour group.They denounced a deal struck last month to open South Korea wider to US beef imports and demanded that the US-South Korea free trade agreement (FTA) be scrapped. AFP PHOTO/KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
As trade union members, the Right to Strike is internationally recognised as a fundamental right of workers and their organizations and as an intrinsic corollary to the right to organize.
South Korea’s railway workers request our support for their upcoming plans to hold a strike. This is in view of the fact that the South Korean government had in the past used tactics including criminal charges, dismissals and others to stop union strikes.
FTUC humbly requests your participation in the online global campaign to support our brothers and sisters employed at the Korean railway. Let us be mindful of the fact that most of the workers in Fiji have also been diminished of the Right to Strike and rally behind this campaign for the brave unionists of Korea.
Please sign up for the campaign through the following link: http://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=2072&src=lsmm