Advisory: Rally outside Korean Embassy Building

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Source: Rail and Maritime Transport Union – Press Release/Statement:

Media advisory: Advisory: Rally outside Korean Embassy Building

New Zealand railway workers and supporters will today rally outside the Korean Embassy in Wellington, in support of Korean rail workers who have this week commenced strike action against their government’s unpopular new rail restructuring and privatisation programme.

The workers decided to take strike action following the government and Korea Railroad Corporation’s (KORAIL’s) flat out rejection of social dialogue.

Past actions by the Korean government and employer have raised grave concerns that vast rights violations will occur once the strike is on. In 2009 the government and KORAIL used tactics such as criminal charges, imprisonments, suits for damages, dismissals and other disciplinary actions in retaliation against a similar strike.

The International Labour Organisation condemned these actions and urged legal and practical reforms in 2012 and made an urgent intervention again in October this year, but has so far received no response from the government.

    What: Rally in support of Korean railway workers
    When: 12.30pm Tuesday December 10
    Where: Outside Korean Embassy Building which is on the 11th Floor, ASB Bank Tower, 2 Hunter Street, Wellington

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