"Stop the outsourcing of danger"

"Stop the outsourcing of danger" r1 ... Kim Yong-gyun was a 24-year-old subcontracted worker who was killed after getting stuck in a coal conveyer belt at a power plant in South Korea.

Kim was working alone in the dark, doing extremely dangerous work. According to the occupational health and safety rules in the manual, Kim should have been working in a team of two.

But excessive cost-cutting following the outsourcing of power plant fuel operations and maintenance means that this work is now done alone.

This shocking event has sparked a national movement in Korea against the "outsourcing of danger" endemic in the power plant industry and throughout the Korean economy.

The KPTU union president and 5 other coalition leaders have been on an unlimited hunger-strike since 22 January, calling for an investigation into the incident and punishment for those responsible. Public Services International (PSI), together with its Korean affiliate KPTU, has launched a campaign calling on the government to carry out an investigation, make the necessary safety improvements in the power plant industry and carry out the insourcing and direct permanent employment for subcontracted workers in the industry.

Please take a moment to support this campaign - click here.

And please share this message with your friends, family and fellow union members.



Eric Lee
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