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Migrant Workers in Korea have been continuing the
sit-in struggle in
Myongdong for over 200 days for the legalization of
all migrant workers in Korea and against the
government's horrible
crackdown.

There are 400,000 migrant workers in Korea now. Until
1991, the Korean
government did not have any official policy for the
migrant workers even though
migrant workers had started coming into Korea since
1987. Most Migrant
workers were in terrible working conditions and
suffered lots of human rights
violations. As some migrant workers began to struggle,

the
government started so called "Trainee System", which
was based on the
Japanese
model. Under this trainee system, migrant workers are
not
protected
by any labor laws because they are not "workers" but
"trainees". They
cannot
change their work places and also they just get a
small amount of
pocket money under the name "subsidy".

As a result of the exploitative trainee system, lots
of "trainees"
became
undocumented migrant workers, so called, "illegal
workers".  As
the undocumented portion of migrant workers increased
to 80% ,
problems such as violations of human rights, accidents
in the
factories, low wages etc., increased proportionately.
Under the pressure of the
human
rights movement, the government announced they would
going to start
"Employment
Permit System" from August in 2003, which is based on
the model of
Taiwan
and USA.

According to the EPS, migrant workers are able to work
in Korea for 5
years
in one lifetime. This time limit reveals the Korean
government's attitude toward the migrant workforce:
they are not welcome in the country as
viable members of the community but only as cheap,
expendable labour to be exploited. Worse, workers do
not have the freedom to change workplaces and must
they
must renew their contracts with their employers every
year. For this
reason,
they cannot say anything to their bosses in any bad
situation. The
moment
that the contract is terminated, they become illegal.

After passing the EPS bill in August, 2003 the
government launched a massive crack down on
undodocumented migrant workers in November, 2003.
Migrant workers desperately tried to shield themselves
from the crackdown. Some
hid in
their houses or factories, sometimes in mountainous
rural areas. Others went on
sit-in
struggles in solidarity together. Just one month after
the crackdown began, more than 10 migrant workers had
comitted suicide because death was preferrable to
returning home.

Many businesses have gone bankrupt in the absence of
the skilled workers they rely on.

The Myongdong Cathedral Struggle Team, composed of
Nepalese, Bangladeshi, and Indonesian workers, has
engaged in a continual sit-in on the cathedral grounds
since November 15th, 2003 against the
deceptive
EPS, and for the legalization of all migrant workers
in Korea.

The following is their demands.
1. Abolition of the Trainee System
1. Adoption of the Work Permit System
1. Labor's Three Primary Rights
1. Freedom to change workplace
1.  Release All Migrant Workers in Detention Centers

You will be welcomed anytime you visit the Myungdong
Sit-in Struggle
Team

How to come : Take subway Line no. 4 to Myungdong
Station and come out
Exit
6. Or take Line no. 2 to Uljiro 1-ga. Then come to the
Myungdong Church
("Myungdong Songdang"). In front of the gate of the
church, you can see
the
struggle team's tent.
CALL : 019-425-4548 for English/Korean


Migrant Workers Sit-in Struggle Team :
http://migrant.nodong.net/sitin

The Solidarity for the Legalization of Migrant Workers

www.stopcrackdown.net

Struggle and Rice http://bab.gg.gg



>We are not disposables!
>Migrant Workers in Korea have been continuing the sit-in struggle in Myung-dong for over 200 days.
>- The Solidarity For The Legalization of Migrant Workers -
>
>Migrant Workers in Korea have been continuing the sit-in struggle in Myungdong for over 200 days, against the government's horrible crackdown and for the legalization of all migrant workers in Korea.
>There are 400,000 migrant workers in Korea now. Until 1991, Korean government did not have any reasonable policy for the migrant workers though migrant workers had started coming into Korea since 1987. Most Migrant workers were in the terrible working condition and exposed to lots of violation of human rights. As some migrant workers began to struggle, the government started so called "Trainee System", which was based on Japanese model. According to the trainee system, migrant workers cannot be protected by any labor laws because they are not "workers" but "trainees". They cannot move their working places, and also they just get some small amount of pocket money under the name of "subsidy".
>In the result of the exploitative trainee system, lots of "trainees" became non-registered migrant workers, so called, "illegal workers".  As non-registered workers increased to 80% of whole migrant workers, lots of problem such as violations of human rights, frequent accidents in the factories, low wages etc. were also issued. Under the pressure of the human right movement, the government announced they are going to start "Employment Permit System" from August in 2003, which is based on the model of Taiwan and USA. 
>According to the EPS, migrant workers are able to work in Korea for 5 years at the most. With this time limit, Korean government is trying to prevent migrant workers from settling down in Korea permanently while exploiting them. What is worse, workers must not move their working places. Also they must renew the contract with their employers every 1 year. For this reason, they cannot say anything to their bosses in any bad situation. The moment that the contract is terminated, they become illegal.
>To launch the EPS in August, the government has been cracking down on the non-registered migrant workers since November, 2003. Lots of migrant workers had to find their ways to get away from the horrible crackdown. Some hid in their houses or factories, sometimes in rural areas. Others went on sit-in struggles in solidarity together. More than 10 migrant workers had committed suicide just for a month since the terrible crackdown started. Also small factories has been seriously in the need of workers.
>Myungdong Struggle Team, composed of Nepalese and Bangladesh, has been keeping on their sit-in struggle since last November against the deceptive EPS, and for the legalization of all migrant workers in Korea.
>
>The following is their demands.
>1. Abolition of the Trainee System
>1. Adoption of the Work Permit System
>1. Labors Three Primary Rights
>1. Freedom of Moving Working Places
>1.  Release of All Migrant Workers in Detention Center
>
>You will be welcomed anytime you visit the Myungdong Sit-in Struggle Team
>
>How to come : Take subway Line no. 4 to Myungdong Station and come out Exit 6. Or take Line no. 2 to Uljiro Ilga. Then come to the Myungdong Church ("Myungdong Sungdang"). In front of the gate of the church, you can see the struggle team's tent.
>CALL : 019-425-4548
>
>Migrant Workers Sit-in Struggle Team : http://migrant.nodong.net/sitin
>
>The Solidarity for the Legalization of Migrant Workers www.stopcrackdown.net
>
>Struggle and Rice http://bab.gg.gg
>
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