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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 12:16:49 +0200
Sender: Forum on Labor in the Global Economy <LABOR-L@YORKU.CA>
From: Eric Lee <ericlee@EINDOR.ORG.IL>
Subject: Korea: general strike on Wednesday?

Korea: general strike on Wednesday?

From Eric Lee, 3 February 1998

Both South Korean trade union federations have walked out of the tripartite commission following government threats to ram new labour laws through the National Assembly. The proposed legislation would allow mass layoffs as part of reform of the Korean economy in line with conditions laid down by the IMF.

Strikes could begin as early as tomorrow (Wednesday). For details, and for daily updates, check out the Solidarity with Korea’s Labour Movement website: