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September 08, 2005

Korean Unions "Change to Win"

Two major Korean unions are taking steps to become one union.

From The Chosun Ilbo (free)

Two Major Labor Unions To Become One Feb. 2006
             Korea's two major labor unions are looking into ways to integrate and kick off an era of so-called "one country, one union" by February next year to strengthen their voice and to prevent division among workers.

In order to successfully form an integrated-union, the Federation of Korean Trade Unions and the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions first plan to establish a negotiating body this month, which will carry out a joint campaign for laborers. Representatives of the unions say not all members agree with the integration at the moment.

Analysts note that once the two unions merge and become larger, they would demand significant changes in the labor-management relationship.

September 8, 2005 in Comparative Labor Relations, Labor Movement Debates | Permalink


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