FKTU holds an Extraordinary National Congress 2011- Resolve to Participate in Grand Merger of Opposition Forces; Reaffirm All-out Struggle for Complete Revision of Trade Union Act(TULRAA) - The Feder
FKTU holds an Extraordinary National Congress 2011
- Resolve to Participate in Grand Merger of Opposition Forces;
Reaffirm All-out Struggle for Complete Revision of Trade Union Act(TULRAA) -
The Federation of Korean Trade Unions(the FKTU) held an extraordinary National Congress in Seoul on 8th December. The Congress has deliberated and adopted a proposal to participate in `Grand Merger of Opposition Force` and to support its outcome. the united political party. Also the FKTU reaffirmed its resolution about all-out struggle for complete revision of Trade Unions and Labor Relations Adjustment Act(TULRAA) and campaign against LEE. Myungbak administration.
As adopted. the FKTU was able to participate as a principal agent of the merger in representative bodies including an executive board of the new united political party. Also the FKTU could play a leading role to make labour policies of the party including complete revision of TULRAA through an extended and reinforced National Labour Committee.
In his opening remark. LEE Yongdeuk. the President of the FKTU. clearly stated. ˝Now we are all facing crisis and the opportunity. It is time for the FKTU to raise a flag of all-out struggle again for complete revision of TULRAA. We will definitely make any political forces which opposes the revision of TULRAA pay the price of their action.˝
He continued to say. ˝Building the united political party together with the leading opposition party and civil society power is the most important and groundbreaking political action of the FKTU in its history˝. Once the united opposition party is formed. the FKTU will join the decision making bodies of the party as a representative of labour. FKTU`s voice will become significant since the party is highly likely coming to power after the next general election in April 2012.
He explained its significance further by saying. ˝The platform and articles of the party will include important labour agenda. and the labour policy will become the major demand of the party.˝ and ˝Complete revision of TULRAA can be accomplish and unilateral labour policies without any consultation of labour such as the illegitimate sale of Foreign Exchange Bank. separation of marketing & sales and finance of Nonghyup will be rectified when the FKTU carries forward by itself as a representative of labour of the party on the brink of the power.˝
Along with the adoption of the proposal. the Congress has deliberated and adopted `Rules for Dispute Mediation and Settlement between affiliates` and `FKTU Future Strategic Plans`.
The Congress also adopted the resolution on all-out struggle to accomplish complete revision of TULRAA and to punish anti-labour government including following points.
1. To stage all-out struggle for punishing anti-labour. anti-democracy and anti-people LEE Myungbak administration. and for restoring people`s livelihood deteriorated by LEE`s regime
2. To stage all-out struggle for restoring fundamental workers` rights through complete revision of anti-labour TULRAA
3. To mobilize all organizational capacities to punish anti-labour Grand National Party and LEE Myungbak administration at the general election and presidential election held in April and December 2012 respectively.
4. To support the democratic and progressive United Political Party for achieving a turnover of political power and regime