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Stop to Suppression of Railway Trade Union Called for in S. Korea
Pyongyang, January 21 (KCNA) -- The south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and the Railway Trade Union held a rally at the plaza of Seoul Railway Station on Jan. 18. At the rally they reiterated their will to check the puppet authorities' clampdown upon them and stage actions until their struggle for the right to existence proves successful.

Present there were more than 10,000 workers.

Speakers at the rally recalled that the public security authorities recently put core members of their organizations including the chairman of the Railway Trade Union behind bars, adding such method can never hinder the struggle of the workers.

Warning that they will again opt for a struggle in case the authorities continue laying off workers en masse and taking coercive measures, they urged the regime to stop its suppression of the trade union at once.

They held that the director of the railway corporation should immediately step down as he is kowtowing to the political camp in a bid to gratify his despicable greed while groundlessly turning down the union's dialogue proposal.

They warned that they will turn out in an all-out strike if the regime enforces privatization policy despite the opposition of people.

Stressing they would stage actions until the detained workers are set free and their demand is met, they called on people from all walks of life including workers, the poor and peasants to stage joint actions.

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