The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) requested ILO’s intervention in the violation of fundamental principle and rights, especially right to collective bargaining and civil liberty in relation to the truck drivers’ strike on continuation and extension of the Safe Rate System, which is to expire at the end of this year. The government failed to live up to the commitment of 2018, to review the impact of the system and to report to the National Assembly to explore a possibility of its continuation and improvement. Moreover, the government has not to engage in meaningful negotiations with the KCTU – affiliated KPTU TruckSol on continuation of the system or other measures to protect basic conditions. Once the strike began, the government responded to it by rejecting to recognise the Trucksol as a trade union with collective bargaining rights and by stigmatizing the strike as “collective refusal of transport” and “illegal action”. KCTU requested ILO’s intervention so that the government can fulfill its obligation as a member state of the Organisation which has recently ratified the Conventions No.87 and No. 98.

http://nodong.org/statement/7807578