* Date : 2020-11-13
Do foreigners and expats in Korea know who Chun Tae-il is? Zahid Hussain, from Pakistan, is running a startup in Korea after graduating from business school in Seoul. As a man who always was interested in learning about business management and the labor environment, he paid a visit to Chun Tae-il Memorial Hall. What went through his mind as he learned about the history of the Korean laborer activist and the current status of the nation’s labor environment? We focus on Korea’s current working conditions for laborers and how long and far they have evolved from the past.
#Chun Tae-il #Chun Tae-il Memorial Hall #50th anniversary Chun Tae-il #Zahid Hussain #Korea’s labor environment #Labor Standards Act
Chun Tae-il was a Korean laborer’s activist who set himself aflame, calling on the nation to observe the labor standards act when he was just 23 years old. Marking the 50th anniversary of his death, Chun Tae-il foundation has remodeled a five-ton truck and made a mobile Chun Tae-il Memorial truck as social distancing is required for all people. The mobile memorial truck shows various documentary clips on Chun’s childhood and life as a worker, using materials from Chun Tae-il Memorial Hall. We take a close look at what the memorial truck does to honor and pay tribute to the nation’s labor hero.
#Chun Tae-il #Chun Tae-il Memorial #Mobile Chun Tae-il memorial truck#50th anniversary Chun Tae-il #Laborer #Labor Standards Act
Our society depends on various types of laborers. However, not all of them receive the appreciation and recognition they deserve. In hopes for all laborers to be recognized for their contribution to society, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions organized a creative project called “New Worker: Power Up.” “New workers” refer to the often underrated or even unrecognized laborers in society, and they are symbolized by cats. Represented as the most vulnerable laborers in society - an IT freelancer, a tattoo artist, and a delivery driver – they speak on behalf of Millennials and Generation Z. Learn more about the KCTU’s efforts towards building a better and fairer society for all.
#NewWorker #NewWorker_PowerUp #Cats #Laborers’Rights