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[Oct. 4, ZENROREN Protest letter] Forceful closing down of KGEU offices nationwide
date : 2006/10/11 hit : 16846

 National Confederation of Trade Unions

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 nationwide

Onbehalf of 1.3 workers in Japan, Zenroren 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. It shows contempt on the part of your government for international labour standards, in particular ILO convention 87 on Freedom of Association.

Zenroren is deeply concerned about the situation and fully supports the KGEU. We strongly urge your government to: Cease immediately all act of repression on the KGEU; Withdraw with immediate effect the “Directives to Promote the Transformation of Illegal Organizations 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).

Yours sincerely,

National Confederation of Trade Unions, Zenroren
Japan

   
 
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