The FKTU holds a Meeting with Labour-Management Representatives from 3 East European Countries. The Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU) welcomed representatives of national centers of trade uni
The FKTU holds a Meeting with Labour-Management Representatives from 3 East European Countries.
The Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU) welcomed representatives of national centers of trade unions as well as employers` federations from 3 different east european countries. the Czech Republic. Hungary and Poland on 25th April at the FKTU HQs in Seoul.
YOO. Youngchul. Standing Vice President of the FKTU. welcomed the delegation and said. ˝the relationship between Korea and each visiting country becomes more important and closer. which can be illustrated by many directly invested Korean companies in those countries. the FKTU is committed to work closely with your organizations. if any. to resolve any disputes or difficulties in their workplace.˝. Also he mentioned high unemployment and increasing non-regular employment in visiting countries as well as in Korea and then he said. ˝Today`s meeting. thus. is to large extent of significance to start our discussion for any necessary measures employed to resolve such problems.˝.
The delegation watched a video clip about history. activities and organization of the FKTU. Then Q&A session was followed. During the session. many labour issues such as gender equality. strategies to overcome low unionization and to encourage more workers. especially youth. to join labour activities and so on were asked. In answering a question about impact of the Social Pack reached by tripartite organizations and civic groups in 2009 to overcome the global economic crisis. CHEONG Moonju. the executive policy director of the FKTU. explained. ˝The underlying goal of the agreement is to share the pain and burden. Especially one of major targets is to secure or even increase employment through work sharing which would reduce Korea`s working hours longest among OECD. However employers and the government have just abused such gentlemen`s agreement to cut down wages and to extend non-regular employment.˝
After the session. they took a group photo together. The visit was a part of KOILAF Invitation Programme in 2012.