|▲ A worker holds a red umbrella and picket reading "trade union right to all workers" at a rally organized by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions(KCTU) on November 12 at Seoul Plaza in front of the Seoul City Hall, a day before the 47th commemoration day of the death of late Jeon Tae-il.(Jeong Ki-hoon/The Korea Daily Labor News)|
On the occasion of the 47th commemoration day of the death of late Jeon Tae-il, 'a workers' rights activist who committed suicide by burning himself to death at the age of 22 in protest of poor working conditions' in the sweatshops on November 13,1970, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions(KCTU) organized an outdoor rally on Sunday to call for trade union right to all workers which, KCTU claimed, has remained unchanged as the demand of the time made by late Jeon Tae-il.
reported by Yang Ou-ram & Jeh Jeong-nam
translated by Kim Sung-jin
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