Image: Protest against the former President Park

The labour movement in South Korea is one of the strongest in the Asia Pacific region with its roots in the anti dictatorship protests of the 1960s and 1970s.

In the last few years it has come under sustained attack from successive government administrations. Its Secretary, Han Sang-gyun is still currently in jail for the crime of organizing demonstrations.

Asia Pacific Currents talk to Mikyung Ryu, the International Relations Director of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), about the latest worker mobilizations and the issues that the Korean labour movement is currently facing.

Image: Protest against the former President Park

Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

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