|▲ Tens of thousands of union members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions(KCTU) shout slogans to abrogate the amended Minimum Wage Act and abolish the irregular jobs in a rally held at Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul on the afternoon of Jun. 30. (Jeong Ki-hoon/The Labor Today)|
The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions(KCTU) organized a national workers' rally for the abolition of irregular jobs on Jun. 30. About 80,000 workers participated in the rally with the mottos of 'the abrogation of the revised Minimum Wage Act and the declaration of a general strike and all-out struggle in the second half of the year'.
The rally was the biggest one since President Moon Jae-in took office in May 2017. The rally participants denounced the slow and lukewarm attitude of the Moon Jae-in administration in the areas of the Chaebol reform and the conversion policy of irregular jobs into permanent positions. KCTU president Kim Myung-hwan said in his speech in front of the rally participants that "The pledges made at the Square(candlelight revolution) have faded away and our waiting (for a society where labor is respected) also came to an end."
reported by Yang Ou-ram
translated by Kim Sung-jin
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