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[Sep. 28, Protest Letter] NATION WIDE ATTACKS ON KGEU OFFICES AND ARREST OF UNION MEMBERS
date : 2006/10/04 hit : 7655

President Roh Moo   Hyun
Cheong Wa Dae (Office of the President)
Blue House
1 Sejong-Ro, Jongno-gu
Seoul
South Korea, 110-050

Executive officer:  Ingunn Braaten    Tlf. + 47 21 01 37 71         

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     07-0216/06/YS-S/IB

     28.09.06

 

Dear President Roh Moo   Hyun,

NATION WIDE ATTACKS ON KGEU OFFICES AND ARREST OF UNION MEMBERS

The Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS)   Section for State Employees (YS Stat) is writing to express once again its profound concern and vigourous condemnation of the brutal treatment of the Korean Government Employees Union (KEGU).

The use of riot police to storm the KGEU local offices throughout the country, to break-up the sit-ins and rallies thereby causing injuries to union members as well as the arbitrary detention of more than 6 members of the KGEU shows a clear contempt on the part of your government for international labour standards and is in violation of trade union rights and the right to freedom of association.

The Confederation of Vocational Unions   Section for State Employees (YS Stat) is profoundly concerned about the situation and fully supports the KGEU. We deeply regret that in spite of repeated requests by the international community the situation continues to deteriorate.

The Confederation of Vocational Unions   Section for State Employees (YS Stat)

Strongly urges your government to immediately:

  • Cease all attacks on the KGEU local offices
  • Withdraw with immediate effect the “Directives to Promote the Transformation of Illegal Organisations into Legal Trade Unions (Voluntary Withdrawal of Membership)” as it is in violation of the principles of freedom of association
  • Enter into dialogue with Korean Government Employees Union (KGEU) with a view to implementing fully the recommendations of the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association as set out in its recent report of March 2006 (Report No 340, Case 1865)

 Yours sincerely,

The Confederation of Vocational Unions  
Section for State Employees (YS Stat)

Tore Eugen Kvalheim
President                                                                                                       


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