Wa Dae (Office of the President)
President Roh Moo-Hyun,
closing down of KGEU offices nation wide
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.
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
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
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).
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.
for Asian Women (CAW)