Friday, September 01, 2006

OK Who had Day 4,3pm in the Bet Pool?

Just when you think Korean Labor unions can play like nice, you get this:

The Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU), one of the country's two leading labor organizations, Wednesday suddenly walked out of the ongoing International Labor Organization’s Asian regional meeting in Busan. Some 30 representatives from the labor organization left for Seoul at 3 p.m., immediately after FKTU chairman Lee Yong-deuk told reporters of the decision.  The move came in protest against Labor Minister Lee Sang-soo's remarks at a press conference in the morning, when he made public details of the government’s negotiations with the unions on the labor reform bill and said that the government will proclaim the law on Sept. 7 despite union opposition.

Again let me remind you, this is after four days into an ILO meeting that was canceled last year due to Korean Unions striking.


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