KORAIL Unionists Strike Against Rail Privatization

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KORAIL unionists have begun a strike today, December 9th, against rail privatization. The President of the Korean Railway Workers Union (KRWU) held a press conference on December 3rd demanding “1) the Korail Board of Directors meeting to decide on the establishment of a new Suseo KTX operating company be stopped, 2) the government’s unilateral pursuit of rail fragmentation and privatization be stopped, and 3) a framework for national assembly debate and social dialogue on a policy for rail reform aimed at the advancement of public rail be established.” Privatizing KORAIL could mean mass layoffs and fare increases.

For more information about the strike, click here, and to download a PDF of the file, click here.

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ISC media team members Ben and Kellyn stop for a photograph with a demonstrator outside the KORAIL station in Wonju, Gangwon province.

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The man’s sign, reading, “The people are angry about the plans for privatization starting from Milsil”



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