Solidarity needed for Korean teachers facing dismissal

 

In a long running dispute, 134 teachers, all union trade members, in south Korea are facing imminent dismissal.

The Korean Education ministry wants to dismiss these workers for allegedly breaching the 'political neutrality law' for public servants by supporting an opposition party.

The Education ministry had tried to dismiss these workers in May, but legal proceedings initiated by the Korean Teachers and Education Workers’ Union (KTU), blocked the dismissals.

The Ministry has now issued a new edict calling for their immediate sacking. For information and solidarity.