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[Oct. 4] Forceful closing down of KGEU offices nation wide
date : 2006/10/10 hit : 6401

President Roh Moo-Hyun

Cheong Wa Dae (Office of the President)

Republic Of Korea



Dear President Roh Moo-Hyun,


Forceful closing down of KGEU offices nation wide


Committee for Asian Women (CAW) vigorously condemns the continued repression of the Korean Government Employees Union (KGEU). The forceful closing down of the KGEU's offices, while the ILO Asia Regional meeting is being held in Korea is a clear violation of trade union rights and the right to freedom of association and shows contempt o­n the part of your government for international labour standards in particular ILO Convention 87 o­n Freedom of Association.


We are very disappointed with your continuos hard handed suppression an close down to all the KGEU office in the whole nation and also the arrest of the trade union leaders!


Committee for Asian Women (CAW)is deeply concerned about the situation and fully supports the KGEU. We strongly urge your government to:

   - Cease immediately all acts of repression o­n the KGEU;

   - 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 clear violation of the principles of freedom of association.

   - We further call upon your government to enter into dialogue with the 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).


We will call upons more labour protest and actions in all over the Asia, if the suppression is not stoped and the trade union leaders to be realised.


Yours sincerely,



Committee for Asian Women (CAW)

Bangkok

Thailand

   
 
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