Pyongyang, November 14 (KCNA) — The Confederation of Trade Unions of south Korea sponsored the 2017 Rally of Workers in Seoul on Nov. 12 demanding the authorities ensure the rights of workers and eradicate the evils of the south Korean society, according to the south Korean online newspaper Thongil News.
More than 50 000 workers gathered at the plaza of the Seoul City Office.
Speakers at the rally urged the regime to combat evils, reform the society, withdraw THAAD, bring peace to the Korean peninsula and release the prisoners of conscience including the chairman of the Confederation.
The acting chairman of the Confederation blamed the regime for not eradicating the evils of society, contrary to the demand of the candlelight demonstrators for building a new society.
The chairman of the Teachers Union declared that the union would launch a general strike on Nov. 24, criticizing the regime for failing to retract the decision on outlawing the union and eradicate the evils in education.
The chairman of the Metal Workers Trade Union said not only the workers under the union but also all workers in the world would launch solidarity actions if the regime fails to grant an amnesty for the chairman of the Confederation.
At the end of the rally they picketed in various parts of the city.
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