We are shocked to learn that the Korean Government Employees Union
President Bro. KIM Young Gil has been arrested on the 8th April and the
repression against KGEU continues unabated. Already the KGEU General Secretary
Bro. AHN Byeong Soon was arrested and imprisoned last month. We strongly condemn
the arrest of the important functionaries of the Government Employees Union of
Korea and repressive attitudes of the Government against their union. The
struggle of the KGEU towards reinstatement of the dismissed and laid-off workers
is fully justified which will have to be met by the Govt. of Korea. We demand
the release of President and General Secretary of KGEU immediately and the
stoppage of police repression.
We call upon the affiliates and friendly
organisations of WFTU in the Asia-Pacific region to extend their fullest support
and solidarity to the struggle of the KGEU, demanding the release of its
President and General Secretary. In case, the Government of Korea fails to
respond positively actions of solidarity will be followed.
Dy. General Secretary