A spokesman for the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea released a statement on Thursday as regards the general strike getting stronger recently among south Korean workers urging the regime to ensure the right to labour and eliminate conservative evils.
The struggle, launched late in June, has spilled over into the strikes of workers in various sectors, the statement said, and went on:
On June 30, more than 60 000 workers affiliated to the south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions gathered in Seoul and held a rally for launching a general strike. People from all walks of life including teachers demanding the legitimization of the teachers union, youth and students and peasants are proactively joining the struggle.
They are expressing their fixed will to carry on their struggle until the part-time jobs are replaced with full-time jobs, minimum wages are hiked and the unpopular labor policy is retracted, strongly urging the regime to do so.
The on-going general strike of south Korean workers is a just struggle to bring about a new world of workers by eliminating all evils left by the Park Geun Hye regime of traitors which mercilessly trampled down the elementary right to labor and right to existence of workers by persisting in misrule during its tenure.
The Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea extends full support and strong solidarity to the south Korean workers in their all-out struggle for getting rid of all evils against people and gaining their basic rights to labor and existence.
The south Korean public resolutely punished the conservative group of traitors but such evils as inveterate sycophancy toward the U.S., idea of confrontation with the compatriots in the north and fascist dictatorship are still harassing the development of the south Korean society.
The situation clearly shows that guarantee of the right to labor doesn't come by itself despite the regime change in south Korea but the genuine rights to existence of its workers can be ensured only when independence and democracy are realized throughout its society.
To completely liquidate the unpopular evils of the former conservative regime is the unanimous demand of the candlelight demonstrators in south Korea and the workers should do their bit by steering the advance of the era and history.