“Enabling people to decide their own lives is the basic spirit of labor deductions. Through deductions, various social solidarities can be combined. The vision of the Labor Mutual Aid Association Fullbang is to create a new society through solidarity in life and social solidarity. The goal is to have 1 million union members in businesses with less than 100 employees within 10 years. We will improve the working conditions of the bottom 50% through deductions.”
On the afternoon of the 22nd, Dariso Theater in Mapo-gu, Seoul. The voice of Kim Hyung-tak, secretary-general of the Roh Hoe-chan Foundation, who is a member of the Full Bread Steering Committee, filled the space. Applause from the crowd in the small theater followed. It is the place of the 1st anniversary report of the full bread.
This year’s goal, 2,000 members to use the deduction
23 member organizations expanded to 50 units
Full bread introduced a new ‘full bread basic deduction’ on this day. After paying the membership fee of 10,000 won and becoming a member, if you pay the monthly deduction fee of 6,000 won for 3 months or more, △ Gifts worth 30,000 to 40,000 won will be delivered at one time during holidays (New Year’s Day, Chuseok) △ Condolences of 3 million won in case of death due to a disaster △ You can use the benefit of up to 4 days (160,000 won) when hospitalized. Union members who have received deduction education and subscribed for basic deduction for more than 6 months can get a small loan without checking their credit status up to a limit of 1.5 million won.
Secretary-General Kim Hyung-tak said, “This year, we will make sure that 2,000 members can use the basic deduction and expand it to expand the membership to 50 units.” Currently, there are 23 fullpan member organizations, and the number of union members is 7,407.
The accumulation-type deduction performance, which was prepared as the No. 1 deduction benefit, was also announced. Fullbang started its business on July 21st last year. If you deposit a minimum of 50,000 won to a maximum of 200,000 won a month 36 or 60 times, you will receive a cheering fund of at least 50,000 won and a maximum of 600,000 won depending on the monthly accumulated amount. Converted to an interest rate, this equates to about 2%. Secretary-General Kim Hyung-tak predicted the project positively, saying, “Currently, there is a cumulative reserve of 28 million won, and it is expected to exceed 100 million won this year.”
Lee Su-ho, Executive Chairman of Fullbang, said, “In a situation where the number of workers in precarious employment is rapidly increasing due to changes in the industrial structure, the Labor Mutual Aid Association, which prepares for risks through the collective effort of workers, is in the spotlight. Fullbang will work together to find the right.”
“Labor welfare blind spot unstable workers
We will move forward toward a solidarity society by putting ourselves as the main body.”
“The union membership rate is over 14%, but the union membership rate of platform, special employment workers and freelancers is less than 0.5%,” said Han Seok-ho, secretary general of the Jeon Tae-il Foundation, who is co-chairing the full bread co-operation. Korean society will become a solidarity society when workers are the main actors,” he said.
The member organization has strengthened its will to protect non-regular workers, freelancers, and specially employed workers outside the Labor Relations Act as a mutual aid association. Image, Special Vice-Chairman of the Press Union said, “The press union is promoting the organization of irregular media workers in the form of labor deductions. Seo In-hyeong, president of the Korea Smart Cooperative, in which artists participated as members, said, “I will try to solve the problem of social safety net for artists.” Kim Jin-eok, head of the Seoul headquarters of the KCTU, said, “We will organize a mutual aid association to guarantee rights after retirement.”
Politicians have promised legislation. Rep. Ahn Ho-young, secretary of the Democratic Party of Korea on the Environment and Labor Committee of the National Assembly, gave a video congratulatory speech, saying, “The social role that the Labor Mutual Aid Association has to play is growing amid the expansion of underemployment due to the development of the digital industry. I will make it,” he said. Rep. Ahn proposed an amendment to the Basic Labor Welfare Act to provide a legal basis for special employment workers to establish mutual aid associations.
Justice Party lawmaker Lee Eun-joo said, “Politicians give congratulatory remarks, and the organization is left up to the senior labor movement and social movement seniors.