21 August, New Delhi. Bigul Mazdoor Dasta alomg with various mass organisations, unions and social activists staged a protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar today against the arbitrary expulsion of hundreds of workers Maruti Suzuki by the management and the continued persecution of the workers. The protestors also submitted a memorandum to the union labour minister to revoke the suspension of the workers.
It is to be noted that tha Manesar plant of Maruti Suzuki…Continue
Added by Sunny Singh on August 24, 2012 at 10:44 — No Comments
It's humanity's longest war. It's the War Against Nature. Some say it began when the first plow broke the soil on humanity's first farm. But however you reckon its beginnings, here in the 21st century, that war is reaching a critical stage.
You see, humanity is an integral part of nature and when we make war on nature we make war on…Continue
Added by Bob Simpson on September 27, 2011 at 21:10 — No Comments
Nowadays there are a lot thugs in South Korea. Why? The thugs are very good weapon to attack labor union and the members.
Last week workers in a hospital were suprised by a written note of a thug. The note tell that any kind methods like rape, fire, human trafficking, etc can be possible for destroying labor union. After hospital workers and labor union know that unbelievable note, they…Continue
Added by Donghwan Ko on June 15, 2011 at 17:04 — No Comments
<picture : workers in Yoosung before arrested>
Where is the truth in…Continue
Last thursday, April 21th, public corporation KSPO ordered to thug to attack on workers picketing in front of building of KSPO. Therefore one of workers went to hospital. The worker in hospital got hurt seriously on backbone. The hospital doctor said that it's serious and will need surgery.
KSPO was established in 1988 as memorial…Continue
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Public Sevices is People's Friend
It was very…Continue
Added by Donghwan Ko on April 1, 2011 at 6:48 — No Comments
Yesterday, March 30th 2011, I went to Cortland, NY protesting New York's budget and demanding a "Fair Budget" Rally!
It was invigorating. The crowd of union workers, public and private was about 200 strong. The speakers were mostly fiery and articulate.
Then it was over and everybody smiled and went home; including me.
This coming Monday, April 4th, will mark a day of national protest and action. All over the USA there will be rallies held to protest the huge cuts to…Continue
Added by Rick White on April 1, 2011 at 2:27 — No Comments
Conditions they are bad, And some of you are sad;
You cannot see your enemy, The class that lives in luxury,
–You workingmen are poor, –Will be for evermore,
–As long as you permit the few To guide your destiny.
Shall we still be slaves and work for wages?
It is outrageous—has been for ages;
This earth by right belongs to toilers, And not to spoilers of liberty.
The master class is small, But they have lots of "gall."
When we unite to…Continue
Added by Viola Wilkins on March 30, 2011 at 22:04 — No Comments
Since Lee Myung-bak goverment started, job security policy in South Korea has made workers in public service very unstable. More than 30,000 public workers lost their jobs since 2008. After Lee government cut the regular jobs he and his ministry create only irregular jobs like temporary for workers. He and his ministry also attack labor unions in public service which resist against his job policy. He didn't allow any kind of…Continue
Added by Donghwan Ko on March 21, 2011 at 15:07 — No Comments
Today is 9 days to do hunger strike of workers of Korea Sports Promotion Foundaition.
15 irregular workers don't give up demands of their democratic union right and reinstatement.
The public corporation KPSO doesn't want…Continue
Added by Donghwan Ko on March 11, 2011 at 3:13 — No Comments
Over 1,000 days struggle and 100 days sit-in struggle for recognition of labor union and reinstatement of 9 sacked workers is now going on in front of Korean Sports Promotion Organization(KSPO).
Why they are struggling this long time? What I write now is why they are struggling for long time.
Added by Donghwan Ko on February 28, 2011 at 11:03 — No Comments
January 29, 2011
Mohammed Ezzeldin is a graduate of political science from Cairo University, and it doing his Masters' Degree…
Added by peter waterman on January 31, 2011 at 22:44 — No Comments
Bus workers struggle for democratic labor union
More than 50 years bus workers worked under yellow union. The yellow union in bus company didn't represent workers, but management. December in 2010 bus workers in Jeon-ju city, south eastern area of South Korea, went on strike for achieving democratic labor union in their workplace.
Added by Donghwan Ko on January 4, 2011 at 2:42 — No Comments
Lotte Department Store irregular workers
Workers have worked about 10 years in Lotte Department Store, which is one of biggest Department store in South Korea. But the store management didn't allow labor union in their store, therefore the store management dismissed workers directly after workers set up labor union.…Continue
It's one more tregedy in Korea. On saturday November 20th, 2010 during a KCTU(Korean Confederation of Trade Unions) rally in front of Hyundai Motors company at Ulsan, south easten area of Korean peninsula, one of precarious workers tried kill himself by burning his body with thinner. Before he kill himself, he shout 'keep the sentence of supreme court to employ precarious workers in Hyundai Motors company as regular workers'. Until now Hyundai Motors company management ignore…Continue
Added by Donghwan Ko on November 23, 2010 at 7:28 — No Comments
Jeon Tae-il, who is symbol of democratic labor movement, was dead for all Korean workers without protection of labor law and rights 40 years ago under dictatorship.
He burned himself and shout 'keep the labor law'. At that time government and capitalist ignnored labor rights and law. A lot of workers was working at the sweatshop work, but they don't get even minimum wage and working conditions of labor law. Therefore the working condition was very…Continue
Added by Donghwan Ko on November 2, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments
A few hours ago, a leader of metal union in Kumi(southern area of Korea) try to kill himself by burning himself. Before he killed himself, he had a collective bargainning with the employer of KEC(Korean Electronic Corporation). After he finished the collective bargainning, police around the factory of KEC attack and try to arrest him.
Almost 3 months ago, workers of KEC went on strike for continuing collective agreement. The employer of KEC forced…Continue
There are more than 10 workers to be dead and to be dieing, because they work at SamSung semiconductor products. Until now SamSung try to conceal the truth of death against public. However Samsung can't hide the truth of death of workers forever. Now a volunteer group(called Ban-ol-lim, Keepers of health and human rights for workers of semiconductor factory) try to tell the truth to public by campaigning and picketing. I also know the truth recently, because mass media ignore…Continue