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Up to now, the recently installed Park Guenhye administration has not taken any action to deal with labour relations and working conditions of public sector workers, the reinstatement of 135 dismissed KGEU members and refuses to recognise the KGEU.
Since the beginning of the year twelve civil servants from general administration, social workers, court administration and education administration have committed suicide due to stress and their heavy work load. However, the government fails to recognize the detrimental impact of their lack of negotiation on working conditions and continues its anti-trade union policy.
The KGEU organizes this sit-in until the end of June to urge the Korean government to take action to normalize labour relations, recognize the KGEU and reinstate dismissed workers.
Read the background information about the KGEU hunger-strike