Korean Railway Workers Union 2013 Struggle Against Privatization

Korean Railway Workers Union 2013 Struggle Against Privatization
In 2013, a massive labor struggle took place in Korea against the actions
of the Park Geun-hye rightwing government to privatize KORAIL, the
national railway system in Korea.
The government suspended 6748 Korea railway workers and the KRWU
workers launched the longest national railway strike in the history
of the country.
On December 22nd, 2013, the Park government then assaulted the offices
of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) with 5,000
police, who used tear gas and pepper spray on protesters. 130 unionists
were arrested and the government sought to also break the strike
by personally suing KRWU members to bankrupt them personally to
destroy the workers and the union.
The government continues it's plan in privatizing the railways.
The union members and their families also received tremendous support
among the Korean people who are opposed to the selling off of the
public railroads to private capitalists as has been done in japan, the
UK and other countries.
This video produced by the KRWU is about the struggle of 2013 and
the fight today to defend the railway workers who face retaliation,
harassment and prison for defending their labor and human rights.
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For more information on this struggle go to:
Labor Video Project