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South Korean government responds to workers’ demands for justice for young worker Kim Yong-gyun

The South Korean government has announced today a series of measures in response to the tragic death of 24-year-old power plant worker, killed in an industrial accident resulting from the “outsourcing of danger” and lack of safety measures at Taean Power Plant.

Source: PSI

KPTU wins termination of contract for Seoul metro Line 9

Halfway through a 10-year deal, South Korea’s capital local government decides to put an end to its contract with French private operators RATP Dev and Transdev after negotiations over renewed contract conditions failed. The announcement, on 18 January, came shortly after members of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU), a PSI and ITF affiliate, made public their intention to go on strike.

Source: PSI

Public sector workers have called on the government to promote a “just energy transition” to renewables

Public sector workers have called on the government to promote a “just energy transition” to renewables. “The Korean Labour and Social Network on Energy (KLSNE) and the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU) support the government’s policy of a transition toward a coal-free, nuclear-free energy system.” The Moon Jae-in government, which was elected on a pledge to phase out coal and nuclear generation and scale up clean renewables, is now moving quickly to enact these promises.

Source: www.globalresearch.ca