KCTU

Official Statement on the Conclusion of the Korean Rail Strike

Posted January 2nd, 16:00, here

Message to the International Labor Movement Concerning the KRWU Strike

Dear brothers and sisters in the international labor movement,

I write to you to announce the conclusion of the Korean Railway Workers’ Union’s (KRWU’s) 23-day long strike against rail privatization and to thank you wholeheartedly for your support and solidarity.

In the early morning of 30 December, the KRWU reached an agreement with ruling and opposition national assembly members to establish a ‘Subcommittee on the Development of the Rail Industry’ under the National Assembly Committee on Land, Infrastructure and Transport. This subcommittee will have a multi-stakeholder advisory board in which the KRWU will participate.


Solidarity for South Korean Rail Workers- Video

Solidarity for the Korean rail strike has poured in from dozens of countries worldwide. The fight against privatization is not a isolated fight. It affects us all. Only through solidarity action can we truly build a global movement. This video showcases solidarity action in San Fransisco. From the video, “…the police have declared an all out war on the KCTU and the KRWU. And when the police are moblilized in the thousands to surround the headquarters of the KCTU, it is indeed an all out class war. And we have a stake in this war. We stand with the Korean working class against the repressive government of Park Geun-Hye. ” This is a great video to begin understanding the massive scale strikes against privatization in Korea at the moment. It also covers a bit of the history of the Korean labor movement, and really highlights the truly repressive nature of the Korean police and government.  Please take the 15 minutes to watch.


Korean Railway Strike: News and Updates From the Ground

The following is a day by day summary of events as they happened since the strike against rail privatization began. All information and all photos have been taken from the Korean Confederation of Trade Union Facebook page.

Posted on December 3rd:

Daily Strike News
2/3, December 2013


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