SEOUL, June 23 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s Cabinet on Tuesday passed three labor-related revision bills, including one that would allow unemployed and dismissed workers to join unions.

It’s part of the liberal Moon Jae-in administration’s move, fiercely protested by major business lobby groups here, to comply with international labor conventions.

In a weekly Cabinet meeting chaired by Moon, its members approved the bills on labor unions, civil servants’ unions and teachers’ unions.

The government is seeking to revise relevant laws in a push for the ratification of three conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

The three are No. 87 on freedom of association, No. 98 on the right to organize and collective bargaining and No. 29 on the prohibition of forced labor.