Asia Pacific Currents returns after their summer break (they're based in Australia). On today's show --
In mid December 2018, a young worker in South Korea, Kim Yong-gyun, was killed by a conveyor belt at the thermal power plant where he had been recently employed at. Yong-gyun was employed on an insecure contract. His death was the result of inadequate training, supervision and occupational health and safety conditions.
The Korean labour movement initiated a large protest movement as a result. APC interviewed Wolsan Liem, Director of International and Korean Peninsula Affairs of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers' Union (KPTU), about this movement, its aims and the results so far.
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
Image: Workers protest rally against the death of Kim Yong-gyun. Used with permission.
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