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Korean KCTU Plans General Strike On 10/20/21 For Equality &Against Repression by Moon Gov
by Labor Video Project
Friday Oct 1st, 2021 11:05 PM
The South Korean KCTU is preparing a national strike with the demand
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The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions KCTU with over 1 million members is fighting for contract and temporary gig workers as well a health and safety in the midst of the covid pandemic. They are also planning a general strike on October 20, 2021 for equality.

WorkWeek spoke with Mikyung Ryu, who is the Internatonal Director of the KCTU. There is a growing strike wave and arrests of hundreds of trade unionists including the president of the KCTU Yang Kyung-soo. He was targeted and arrested after leading a march of 8,000 workers in Seoul The government and police indicted him with violating special covid rules preventing rallies and protests and he has been jailed in preventive detention from supporting further workers action. Workers are demanding a guarantee freedom of assembly and association and to:

• Eradicate precarious work & reform of the labor law to guarantee fundamental trade union rights for all!
• For a Just Transition & Moratorium on dismissals/government responsibility to secure jobs!
• Strengthen public services & social protection

Workers around the world are also planning solidarity actions on October 20, 2021at Korean consulates and embassies.

Additional media:

Korean Workers Rallying In Preparation For The October 20 General Strike
https://www.facebook.com/100000809257304/videos/pcb.4498443930192538/1283291062118438
In Korea, Yesterday's strike rally inside Hyundai Steel Dangjin plant.
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=4452223184814613&set=pcb.4452274564809475
South Korea: trade union leader Yang Kyeung-soo must be released
https://www.icj.org/south-korea-trade-union-leader-yang-kyeung-soo-must-be-released/?fbclid=IwAR3ae_fDHvxNSyC6sOX_Yfxr7Sze0vgwNkQcfjWbrj8VHBvF0avrRpHcSYY
Korean KCTU Report On Arrest of President Yang Kyung-soo And Plans For Oct 20 General Strike-Let's make a general strike struggle" Police forcefully arrest Yang Kyung-soo | KCTU News | 2021.9.3
"총파업투쟁 꼭 성사합시다" 경찰, 양경수 위원장 강제 연행 | 민주노총 뉴스 | 2021.9.3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBock8N8lys

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§KCTU President Yang Kyeung was arrested by Moon Government
by Labor Video Project
Friday Oct 1st, 2021 11:05 PM
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KCTU president Yang Kyung-soo was arrested and held in preventive detention for leading a march of 8,000 workers protesting the conditions of healthcare workers, public workers and gig, remp and part time workers.
§Seoul Workers Marching Against Attacks
by Labor Video Project
Friday Oct 1st, 2021 11:05 PM
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Over 8,000 workers rallied and marched against the attack on theiir conditions.
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