Korean undocumented migrant workers win right to join unions

Migrant workers all over the world form part of the most exploited layer of the working class. Many of these workers are termed ‘illegal’ as national laws often discriminate against them. In South Korea this week, after a nine year fight, undocumented workers have won the right to join and be represented by a trade union. This is a great achievement especially as the Migrant Trade Union (MTU) who represents them, has itself lost a number of officials in the last few years to deportations. The MTU is part of the Confederation of Korean Trade Unions (KCTU)