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Internationally recognised core labour standards in Korea

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Title Internationally recognised core labour standards in Korea
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Material Type Articles
Author(English)

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

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[Brussels]:International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

Date 2004
Pages 11
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Link
Subject Social Development < Employment
Holding New Unionism Network

Abstract

Korea has ratified four out of the eight core ILO labour Conventions but has ratified neither the ILO core Convention on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining nor the Convention on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise. Significant parts of Korean labour law continue to breach freedom of association principles, notably with regard to the absence of trade union rights for public servants, the widespread intervention by the state in internal trade union affairs, and the excessive limitation of normal strike activity through both the wide definition of essential public services and the use of Section 314 of the Penal Code on “obstruction of business” These continued breaches of freedom of association are the main reason for the recurring arrests of trade unionists. (The rest omitted)

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Report for two general council review fo the trade policies of Korea
(Geneva, 15 and 17 September 2004)