Candidate Jae-myung Lee met with the Korea Federation of Trade Unions “Law the Labor Board System at the regular National Assembly”

▲ Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung speaks at a policy meeting held at the Korea Federation of Trade Unions on the morning of the 22nd.

The Democratic Party of Korea announced at the regular National Assembly that it would revise laws related to the introduction of the public sector labor director system and the time-off (time-off) system for teachers and public officials. If the discussion is blocked by the standing committee due to opposition from the opposition, the policy is to handle it at the regular National Assembly, even through the fast track. Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung said, “Unlike the past, Lee Jae-myung-sik, the Democratic Party of Korea, will quickly accomplish the necessary tasks and respond with results.” These are the plans and remarks that were made at a policy meeting with the Korean Federation of Trade Unions on the morning of the 22nd, emphasizing the ‘first day of the new Democratic Party’.

Kim Dong-myeong “What you can do now is more important than sweet promises”
Lee Jae-myung “If the opposition opposes it, it will be dealt with quickly as a fast track”

Before the policy meeting, the atmosphere inside the Korea Federation of Trade Unions was cold. Kim Dong-myeong, chairman of the Korean Federation of Trade Unions, said in his greeting, “After signing a policy partnership agreement in the last presidential election, I am proud that the Moon Jae-in government’s labor policy has been fulfilling its role as a partner, sometimes by checking and intervening, sometimes by fighting and negotiating.” It should be a natural result that the voices of the union members on the field are pouring out why they don’t support candidate Lee Jae-myung, but the reality is not like that,” he said. This means that disappointment and antipathy towards the Democratic Party is spreading because the promised labor promises are not being fulfilled. He emphasized, “Immediate actions and actions to restore trust in the current position are more important than 100 sweet promises after taking office.”

Candidate Jae-myung Lee said, “It really hurts my heart to hear that the Korean Federation of Trade Unions (KCTU) leaders have had external love (toward the Democratic Party) because they didn’t even keep their promises. There seems to be quite a lot of things that I couldn’t do even though I could have done it with all my strength.”

Among the pending issues promised by the Democratic Party of Korea and the Korean Federation of Trade Unions, he cited the public sector labor director system and the introduction of a time-off system for teachers and public officials as representative policies that were not implemented. It is also an issue that the Federation of Korean Trade Unions has been demanding from the Democratic Party of Korea.

Candidate Jae-myung Lee said, “If possible, it would be good to find a way to deal with it within the regular National Assembly, and if the opposition party does not oppose or cooperate, it needs to be sorted out quickly even through the fast track.” I hope that you treat it as a task. I will take responsibility,” he said.

Regarding the time-off system for teachers and public officials, Candidate Lee said, “I wonder why they don’t do it.” He said, “It does not recognize the right to collective action. said He added, “If it can be dealt with, it would be better to deal with it. If the situation of the Standing Committee is not the case, would the distrust (the Korean Federation of Trade Unions harbored) not be alleviated if we set our own party and follow the process through the fast track,” he added. Applause broke out among the attendees of the conference.

Reporter Jeong Ki-hoon
Reporter Jeong Ki-hoon

Will the Korean Federation of Trade Unions (KFTU) have an impact on the political policy discussion?

Candidate Jae-myung Lee’s remarks are the result of a discussion with the Democratic Party’s floor delegation this morning. It seems that it is not unrelated to the fact that the Korean Federation of Trade Unions is in full swing to discuss the political policy of selecting candidates to support the presidential election.

The labor director system is introduced by the National Assembly Planning and Finance Committee chaired by the Democratic Party of Korea by amending the Act on the Management of Public Institutions (Public Institutions Management Act). At the meeting held privately after everyone’s remarks, Chairman of the Planning and Finance Committee Yoon Hoo-deok repeatedly promised, “We will definitely push it forward at the regular National Assembly.”

The time-off system for teachers and public officials can only be introduced when the Act on the Establishment and Operation of Public Officials’ Labor Union (Public Officials’ Union Act) and the Act on the Establishment and Operation of Teachers’ Unions (Teachers’ Union Act) are amended. The National Assembly Environment and Labor Committee, a standing committee in charge of laws, has not held a single subcommittee on employment and labor legislation since last June. When Rep. Ahn Ho-young, a member of the ruling party, said at a closed meeting, “I don’t know what to do (I don’t know) how to do it alone, because the people’s power is the people’s power to act as the chairperson of the Labor and Labor Committee.” You have to show it naked, if you don’t, can’t it be referred to the fast track?” In response, Han Byung-do, senior deputy floor representative, said, “If the opposition party blocks the Hwan-no-wi, we will do even a fast track. If this doesn’t work, I will take responsibility.”

The Democratic Party of Korea also announced that it would start discussing the agenda for applying the Labor Standards Act to workplaces with fewer than five employees, as demanded by the labor community. Lee So-young, spokesperson for the Democratic Party’s election committee, said at a press briefing after the meeting, “The amendment to the Labor Standards Act is a bill that the Korean Federation of Trade Unions needs to be promoted at the regular National Assembly. And he said he would try to make legislative progress.”

Reference-www.labortoday.co.kr

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