The ITUC-AP extends its full support to the ongoing sit-in strike of in-house subcontracted workers in Hyundai Motors. It notes that the Supreme Court ruled that in-house subcontract is banned in the manufacturing sector. ITUC-AP expresses great concern at the various forms of indirect employment, and emphasises that it is the company’s responsibility to discuss a follow-up measure in accordance with the Supreme Court ruling.
The ITUC-AP deplores that the company has disturbed the workers to join the union, forced ‘union withdrawal’, and mobilised managers and guards to expel the workers. In addition, it deplores that the Central Labour Relation Committee denied the right to strike of the workers, and that the police are blocking every entrance of the factory to prohibit the delivery of water, food, etc. The ITUC-AP calls on the Korean Government and Hyundai Motors to immediately stop worker repression and violation of human and labour rights, and to take full responsibility to ensure the collective bargaining between Hyundai Motors, the actual employer of in-house subcontracted workers, and the Korean Metal Workers Union.