Safe Rates on the World Stage

Jul 4, 2017

TWU News, 4 July 2017

More than 5000 truck drivers hit the streets of Seoul in South Korea to make sure the country’s new president keeps his promise of legislative reform.

President Moon Jae-in was elected after his predecessor Park Guen-hye was impeached last year.

Workers held a National Day of Action in the capital on July 1 to send a message to Moon, who will begin negotiations with labour organisations, including the TWU’s sister transport union the, KPTU-TruckSol.

KPTU’s Wol-san Liem said the new president said as a candidate, that he would guarantee trade union rights for owner drivers and other owner operators, and to pursue safe rates legislation.

“At the rally, KPTU-TruckSol members were joined by construction workers, many of whom are also owner operators and education support workers, also fighting for a living wage, who came to show their support,” she said.

Consultations on labour law reform will continue throughout this week and the KPTU will provide the TWU with progress updates.

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