calendar>>June 9. 2014 Juche 103
KCTU Demands Wage Increase and Guarantee of Right to Existence
Pyongyang, June 9 (KCNA) -- The south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) held a meeting in Sejong City on June 5 demanding the authorities settle the wage issue and guarantee the right to existence.

The KCTU at the meeting said that plutocrats' purses are snowballing while the life of the workers is miserable.

Nevertheless, the minimum wage committee is mulling cutting down the wages of the workers again, it noted, and continued:

The settlement of the wage issue is the most urgent one and the least demand of the workers for living as human beings.

Stressing the need to force Park Geun Hye to fulfill her promise to increase workers' wages, the organization declared it would carry on diverse actions to have the demands of workers met with the current meeting as an occasion.

Prior to the meeting, the organization held a joint press conference with the Federation of Trade Unions of south Korea at which it held that the settlement of the wage issue is an urgent matter at present when the living of the workers has reached an abject destitution.

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