General strike to begin Dec. 1

Restrictions on the hiring of contingent workers in Korea at root of dispute
||Last Updated: 01/11/2006

Korea’s second largest labour umbrella group is planning a general strike to protest the government’s policies on contingent workers.

About 52 per cent of the Korean Confederation of Trade Union’s (KCTU) members participated in the strike vote, with more than 60 per cent voting in support of the action.

The vote authorizes all workplaces under the KCTU to enter a general strike starting at 10 a.m. on Dec. 1.