South Korean Migrant Workers Hold Rally for Labor Rights

Some migrant workers in South Korea held a march protest on Sunday for the migrant labor rights in the country.

The protest was also due to “the poor working conditions at South Korean factories.”

They held the march protest from Cheonggye Stream’s Jeon Tae-il Bridge, which was named after a South Korean labor activist who committed suicide by self-immolation to the Seoul Regional Employment and Labor Office.

The migrant workers have been carrying placards, saying “enact anti-discrimination law” and “free job change.”

The workers have called to allow free movement between workplaces, shifting control of work permits from employers to migrants, and enacting anti-discrimination legislation.

The march was held a week ahead of International Workers’ Day on May 1.


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