Monday, June 9, 2014

Korean government repression continues even after death

The situation for workers in South Korea is becoming intolerable with recent suicides of two unionists due to unbearable working conditions. The two workers were Gi-seung Jin, a member of the KPTU Northern Jeolla Bus Branch in Jeonju City Sinseong Yeogaek Chapter (Jeonju City) and Ho-seok Yeom, the chair of the local Samsung Electronics Service union. In an unprecedented move, police stormed the morgue where Ho-seok’s body was stored, beat up the mourners, stole the body and cremated it so that his body could not be commemorated by his co-workers. Meanwhile, workers and families wanting justice for the Sewol ferry disaster were attacked by police and unionists arrested, including Yoo Ki-soo, General Secretary of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU).
Organising is not a crime
Stop the repression against workers
Release Mr Yoo Ki-soo

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