Public suicides attests to labor…

Public suicides attests to labor unrest in South Korea

Four South Korean labor activists have killed themselves since late September, and a fifth is lying near death in the burn unit of a hospital. Four foreign workers also have committed suicide this month in protest of South Korean labor policies.

In September, a South Korean farmer stabbed himself to death at a World Trade Organization conference in Cancun, Mexico.

These spectacularly public suicides, along with increasingly disruptive protests on the streets, are an unmistakable sign of growing labor unrest in South Korea.

Comments are closed.