Yang Kyung-soo, in ‘Prison Letter’, “No presidential candidate talks about the survival of workers”

Yang Kyung-soo, chairman of the National Confederation of Trade Unions, was arrested on charges of leading an illegal rally in downtown Seoul. yunhap news

A “prison letter” sent to union members by Yang Kyung-soo, chairman of the National Federation of Trade Unions (KCTU), who was imprisoned in the Seoul Detention Center on charges of leading an illegal assembly in downtown Seoul, was released.

In a letter released on the 6th by the KCTU’s Social Network Service (SNS), Chairman Yang said, “Workers’ jobs are disappearing and their wages are cut, but chaebols and large corporations are leaving unprecedented profits.” “Institutionalized and hereditary inequality is now I’ve reached a point where I can’t stand it.”

“The political power that needs to be rectified is engulfed in the struggle for vested interests, and the lives of workers and people are not even in our minds,” he said.

In front of politicians who do not say how to stop the inheritance of inequality, Chairman Yang said that the KCTU should take the lead and shout, “In a world where vested rights and capital are strictly on the one hand, workers are at the center of our side and we want to fight against them.” .

“Let’s come forward to create a world where workers’ rights are guaranteed and the value of labor is respected,” he said.

“If we do not take the lead, our vested interests will become stronger and capital will become more greedy,” Yang said.

The KCTU is preparing for a general strike on the 20th with the goal of attracting 1.1 million all union members.

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