9. Feb, 2018


Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary said, “Samsung operates above the law in too many countries, denying rights and justice to millions of workers. Lee Jae-young could now be acquitted of charges for corruption of billions of dollars, and is free to oversee Samsung’s business empire, while trade union leaders are detained and have threatened with charges fighting for the rights of 6.4 million irregular workers earning barely US$6.90 an hour. Only by immediately President Han, and withdrawing the charges against former General Secretary Lee will South Korea re-build trust in justice, rights and freedom for working people.”

Trade unions around the world are today demanding the immediate release of KCTU President Han Sang-gyun from prison, and the withdrawal of the…