South Korea

Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) Abolish the retrogressive ‘labour market reform’!
Striking South Korean workers demand the!
 
Abolish the retrogressive ‘labour market reform’!
 
Stop the Public Pension Cuts! Improve National Pension System!
 
KWR10,000 (per hour) for Minimum Wage!
 
Fundamental Labour Rights for All!
 
The national congress of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) resolved to call a general strike against the government’s comprehensive policy package to attack working and living conditions for all workers. I a nation wide ballot carried out on March 21~April 8, 84.35% of all voters were in favor of going on a general strike. On April 24, striking workers will  have rallies in 20 different cities. On May 1, 100,000 workers will gather in Seoul.
Article by: Prof Andreas Bieler Professor of Political Economy University of Nottingham/UK
The second meeting of the Futures Commission was held in Cape Town South Africa from the 25 -27th March 2015. The Futures Commission had initially been set up in a first meeting in Johannesburg/South Africa in June 2013 as the result of an initiative by the Southern Initiative on Globalisation and Trade Union Rights (SIGTUR).
  
The Futures Commission, consisting of left academics and trade union representatives from SIGTUR affiliates and supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, was entrusted with the task to develop alternatives to neo-liberalism. At its Congress in Perth Australia in December 2013. SIGTUR identified four key themes as common challenges for all SIGTUR affiliates: