Japanese workers support their Korean comrades

In a long running case, hundreds of Japanese labour activists rallied in Niiza City, Saitama Prefecture outside the headquarters of Sanken Electric Company to demand the reinstatement of dismissed Korean workers. The company sacked 35 of its workers last year, all of whom were active union members. In the fight to get them reinstated, representatives of the Korean Metal Industry Workers’ Union travelled to Japan to get support from their Japanese counterparts. While a labour court in South Korea found that the workers should be re-hired, the company is continuing its anti-worker stance.