Sunday, December 8, 2013

South Korean workers fighting on many fronts

This year has seen an intensification of the class struggle in South Korea with many long and bitter struggles. This week, the leaders of the heroic Ssangyong factory occupation were fined over US$ 4.4 million dollars for their actions in 2009. This is clearly an attempt to destroy the union and intimidate all other workers. Similarly the continued action by Samsung to stop workers organising themselves has been condemned by global unions. Meanwhile, a major railway strike is about to begin against the unpopular plans to privatise the railway sector, airport workers will go on strike again, while a short strike was held this week against proposed privatisation of gas utilities.

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