News - Country: Korea (Rep of) - Theme: Human and Trade Union Rights

Korea: KTU deprived of legal status (24 October 2013)

On 24 October, one of EI’s affiliates, the Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union (KTU), was officially deprived of legal status by the Park Geun-hye administration. KTU had been given a one-month ultimatum to revise the provision in its by-laws allowing union membership to dismissed and retired teachers. In a nationwide poll, about 60,000 Korean teachers and education workers asked the union to resist and keep its by-laws as they were.