Our jobs are our lives - Defend Ssangyong workers

Stop police attacks against
Ssangyong Motors

The KCTU firmly condemns the police clamp-down on striking workers of Ssangyong Motors, which restarted in the morning of July 20th despite repetitious warnings from the KCTU, and strongly demands the immediate withdrawal of riot police from the Ssangyong Motor Pyeongtaek plant.

The KCTU also demands that the management of Ssangyong Motors immediately cancel all lay offs, which had eventually driven the wife of a unionist and mother of newborn baby to her death.

1700 Workers of Ssangyong in Korea have been in strike to defend their Jobs beginning in the 28th of may.  The plant is occupied by workers and their families.
On 27th of June, 3000 armed strikebreakers, supported by water guns and helicopters, tried to break the resistance.
After more than 24 hours, the company withdrew their strikebreakers.

Workers in Korea fight a very important struggle against the burden of the capitalist crisis.
They need our solidarity from all over the world.


Send your solidarity message to:

Korean Metal Workers’ Union – KMWU

5th Floor, Daeyoung Bld.
139 Youngdeungpo-2-ga
Seoul 150-982

Tel: (+82) 2 2670 9515

Fax: (+82) 2 714-0662

E-mail inter@metal.nodong.org

More information:
Background document on the dispute (pdf)

International Metalworkers Federation

Korean Metal Workers Union

Korean Council of Trade Unions


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