Korean unionists demand immediate release of imprisoned leaders

08 September 2016 11:16

On Wednesday September 7 a new hearing will be held in the Korean appellate court for the 15 leaders of the tower crane operators division of the Korean Construction Workers' Union (KCWU) who earlier this year were sentenced to up to 3 years in prison for “blackmailing” and “obstruction of business” after engaging in collective bargaining negotiations. 

After the last hearing that took place on the 19th of August union members gathered for a demonstration outside of the court to demand the immediate release of the imprisoned leaders – holding a banner with solidarity photos from BWI affiliates all around the world, stating that "Workers around the world declare that KCWU is not guilty. Immediately release the imprisoned workers."