Gyeongnam Cargo Solidarity goes on general strike “fight until the end” :: Gyeongnam Newspaper

Gyeongnam Cargo Solidarity goes on general strike “fight until the end” :: Gyeongnam Newspaper
Gyeongnam Cargo Solidarity goes on general strike “fight until the end” :: Gyeongnam Newspaper

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On the morning of the 24th, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions Korea Public Transport Workers Cargo Solidarity Headquarters held a ceremony in 16 locations across the country and went on a general strike. The government, through a statement to the public, urged a stern response and the withdrawal of the strike.

At 11 a.m. on the same day, in front of the main gate of Gapo New Port, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si, the South Gyeongsang Regional Headquarters of the Cargo Solidarity held a ceremony and went on an indefinite strike.

On the road near Gapo New Port, where the ceremony was held, about 30 trucks stopped transporting were lined up in a row, and about 600 cargo workers from all over Gyeongsangnam-do gathered to ‘abolish the safe fare system sunset system’ and ‘expand the types of vehicles and items to which the safe fare system is applied’. He raised his voice calling for his back.

The ‘Safe Fare System’ is a system that pays the minimum fare necessary to prevent overwork, speeding, and overloading of trucks and to ensure traffic safety. have.

Cargo trucks are lined up on the roadside in front of Gapo New Port, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si on the 24th, when the general strike ceremony was held./Reporter Seong Seung-gun/

The Cargo Workers’ Union had previously held a general strike in June, urging the continued promotion of the safe fare system. At the time, the strike was postponed with the government promising to continue the discussion, but the union decided that there was no active progress in the political world and reconsidered the strike in five months. On the 22nd, the government proposed a ‘3-year extension of the safe fare system sunset’, but the union announced its intention to go on strike.

On this day, Ki-jun Lee, head of the South Gyeongsang Headquarters of the Cargo Solidarity, said in a speech, “The safe fare system is in danger of being eliminated on the 31st of next month, but the government has been taking a step back so far.” Now, we will continue to promote the safe fare system and fight to the end to expand the applicable items.”

The Gyeongnam Headquarters plans to block logistics at the workplaces of each branch and division of the five branches and at the base battlegrounds such as major logistics terminals, ports, and industrial complexes. Earlier, the South Gyeongsang Headquarters of the Cargo Solidarity said that about 1,500 union members and 5,000 quasi-union members will participate in the strike, and the number of workers participating in the strike is expected to gradually increase.

Kang Seong-jin, secretary-general of the Gyeongnam Headquarters of the Cargo Solidarity, said, “We have completed preparations for an all-out struggle, such as building an alternative executive team up to the third line while preparing for arrest.” We plan to fight to block it,” he said.

However, on this day, there were no unusual situations such as clashes between the cargo union and the police in the province.

The government criticized the cargo union strike as “a very selfish act without any legitimacy or justification taking the national economy hostage” and called for the strike to be withdrawn.

On the same day, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Won Hee-ryong announced a “public statement following the cargo union’s collective refusal to transport” at the Seoul Government Complex, saying, “We impose fines with local governments on those who refuse to transport, and pursue illegal acts such as obstruction and intimidation of transport to the end. We will respond firmly in principle,” he said.

The National Cement Association also issued a statement on the same day, saying, “We firmly oppose the act of refusing to transport without justification,” and insisted that “a new safe fare system that fully reflects the opinions of shippers, such as containers and cement, should be introduced.”

Reporter Kim Yong-rak [email protected]


The article is in Korean

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