South Korean workers hope after elections

The election of Moon Jae-in as the new President of South Korea has brought new hope to Korean workers after the hard battles they fought in the last few years. In one of his pronouncements, Pres. Moon stated that he will make secure jobs one of his goals by ‘ushering in an era of zero irregular work’ in the public sector. Before his election, President Moon had made promises to resolve the ongoing OHS issues at Samsung Electronics. Both the Korean Trade Union Confederation and the Korean Public Transport Union have issued proposals they want the new President to implement. In other news, imprisoned leader Han Sang-gyun received another trade union rights award, this time from FNV, the Dutch trade union confederation.