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DATE: 2011-09-26 VIEW: 155
CATEGORY: Exchange and Cooperation

Union officials from 12 Asian countries participated in a 5-day-workshop.

Korea Labor Foundation (KLF) hosted a workshop together with ITC-ILO in Lexington Hotel, Seoul, from 26 to 30 September under the theme of “Employment Relations and Decent Work”. All 23 participants from 12 countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Korea) had sessions on “Globalization and Decent Work and challenges for the labor movement”, “ILO’s Decent Work approach DWCPs and role of Standards”, “Employment Relationships, labour law & ILO Recommendation No 198”, “FoA, Organizing & Collective Bargaining: Pathway to Decent Work” by Mr. Arun Kumar, resource person from ITC-ILO and two sessions by Korean specialists, presentation on each country’s experiences and also discussion on precarious workers issues, etc. for five days. Korea had opportunities to share its experiences with neighboring Asian countries through the sessions on “Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining in Korea” and “Organizing and social protection for workers in precarious employment in Korea”, etc.

At the opening ceremony, Mr. Park In-sang, representative chairman of KLF hoped that this workshop would help all the participants come up with action plans tailored to each country’s situation which would create employment and decent work as it was the challenges all countries around the world were facing. Mr. Kim Dong-man, Vice President of Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU) and Mr. Jung Ui-Heon, the First Vice President of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) also attended the opening ceremony for a welcoming speech.

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