“KCTU” declares general strike

Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) — The “Korean Confederation of Trade Unions” (KCTU) in South Korea on Jan. 17 held meetings in Seoul, Pusan and other parts of South Korea and declared it would enter a general strike in case the system of allowing companies to lay off workers is introduced, according to radio reports from Seoul.

The “KCTU” announced this in a resolution at a meeting of 1,000 workers in Jongmyo Park, Jongro district, Seoul.
It exposed the move to pass a bill on the layoff system of financial institutions through an “extraordinary session of the national assembly”.
Some 3,000 unionists under the federation of trade unions of Hyundai Group held a meeting and called for business reform and 500 unionists in Pusan under the “KCTU” held a meeting and demanded an immediate stop to the illegal action against the workers.
And the “KCTU” unionists in Taegu and Kwangju held meetings to protest against the scheme of the authorities to force the layoff system.

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