Resolution on the Imprisonment of Education Trade Union Leaders in Korea

published 28 July 2001 updated 31 March 2017

The Third World Congress of Education International, meeting in Jomtien, Thailand, from 25 to 29 July, 2001:

1. Noting that in Korea, only private school owners can decide on budget matters and the settlement of accounts, although teachers' salaries and expenses related to the management of schools are paid for by the national treasury. As a result, the work of some schools has been disrupted. The Ministry of Education does not pay attention to any of these matters;

2. Further noting that KTU organized a mass rally and its leaders went on a hunger strike in the month of June, during which two KTU leaders were detained;

3. Demands the release of those two detained teachers who were arrested during the demonstration against the corrupted private schools and also urges the Korean government to revise the private school laws.