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Korean Workers to hold General Strike on April 24, 2015

Asian Labour Review

A Statement from the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), South Korea

1. Abolish the retrogressive ‘labour market reforms’!

2. Stop the Public Pension Cuts! Improve the National Pension System!

3. KRW 10, 000 (per hour) for Minimum Wage!

4. Fulfill the fundamental Labour Rights for All!

The National Congress of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) resolved to call a general strike against the government’s comprehensive policy package to attack working and living conditions for all workers. In a nationwide ballot carried out between March 21 to April 8, 2015, 84.35 percent of all voters were in favor of going on a general strike. On April 24, striking workers will have rallies in 20 different cities. On May 1, 100,000 workers will gather in Seoul.

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