So.Korea: Gov't responds to UN Working Group report

Author: Government of the Republic of Korea, Published on: 7 June 2017

"Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on its visit to the Republic of Korea: comments by the State", 7 June 2017

…There are some paragraphs in the WG’s report that we want to make comments on… The government has been examining… reports or accusations of unfair labor practices… [and] alleged unfair labor practices to verify whether those allegations are true…  The Public Procurement Service (PPS) promotes social responsibility… to socially disadvantaged enterprises that reflect the social and environmental value… Regarding unfair labor practices at Yoosung Enterprise Co.,… the Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) sent the case to the prosecutors’ office for “partial prosecution”. For Hyundai Motor Company’s alleged involvement in unfair labor practices… [the prosecution is] investigating the case… Any employer’s attempt to… interfere with autonomous union activities in the workplace is strictly prohibited as an unfair labor practice… The Korean Supreme Court ruled that the lead company constituted the employer to receive a remedy order for engaging in unfair labor practices against the in-house subcontractor workers’ union… Korean NCP has reorganized its committee… The government runs a grievance-handling system where any business or place of business with 30 employees or more is required to designate no more than three grievance-handling members to deal with employees’ grievances.

[refers to: Yoosung Enterprise Co., Hyundai Motor Company]

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Related companies: Hyundai Motor (part of Hyundai Kia Motor)