Irregular workers at GM Daewoo in South Korea have been in a long-standing dispute over union recognition.
In 2007, the management refused to recognize the union and instead carried out mass sackings. For over three years now, the dismissed workers have been fighting for reinstatement.
In July 2010, the workers organized a rally commemorating the 1000th day of a tent sit-in protest and calling for justice for irregular workers.
On 1 December 2010, two members of the irregular workers union began a high-altitude sit-in protest on the arch that stands 10 meters above the front entrance to the GM Daewoo factory in Bupyeong. Calling for abolition of illegal dispatch work, reinstatement of fired workers and regularisation, they have vowed not to come down until their demands are met. They have been on the arch for over 30 days, in a cramped space and brutal winter weather.
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