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Korean unions demonstrate in support of Fiji unionists

Korean trade unions have held protests outside the Honorary Consulate General of Fiji in Seoul this week in support of Fiji unionists.

Representatives from the Korean Federation of Private Service Workers’ Unions (KFSU), and the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and its affiliates demonstrated  as part of an International Trade Union Congress campaign on Fiji.

In a letter addressed to Fiji diplomats, the unions say the Fiji authorities should recognise all human and trade union rights, drop the criminal charges against FTUC President Daniel Urai, General Secretary Felix Anthony and Nitin Goundar, and guarantee trade union activities.

Speaking during the protest, Jeong Hye-Kyeong, Vice President of KCTU denounced the Fiji government’s repression of trade union activities, and warned it faces more opposition around the world if human and trade union rights are not respected.

FTUC President Danial Urai pleaded not guilty to urging political violence when he appeared in the Suva Magistrates court yesterday.

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