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South Korea: Precarious workers' rally

30 September 2013
28 September 2013 - Precarious workers call for a real plan and budget
Over one thousand precarious public sector workers gathered in front of Youngpoong Bookstore in downtown Seoul, South Korea, in the first ever large scale protest held by the Public Sector Precarious Workers Alliance.

The Alliance was formed in April 2013 by the Korean Federation of Public Services and Transportation Workers' Unions (KPTU) and other public sector unions organizing precarious workers.

The demonstrators criticized the Park Geun-hye administration's policy on public sector employment, which does little to alleviate discrimination against precarious workers and actually increases precarious employment. The Alliance is demanding a real plan and budget for regularizing the employment status of precarious workers in the public sector. 

After the rally, the demonstrators marched to Seoul Station.

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