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KPTU-EdSol carried out one-day strike calling for strengthening publicness of after-school care

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2020-11-06


KPTU-EdSol carried out one-day strike calling for strengthening publicness of after-school care

- 2,000 members go on simultaneous strikes nationwide
- KPTU-EdSol plans to go on second round of strike without the government negotiating in good faiths


After-school child care workers went on a one-day strike on 6 November nationwide calling for stop promotion of transfer to municipal government which is likely to be outsourced, legislation of after-school child care, transformation to full time work and so on.

Due to COVID-19, the KPTU-EdSol held a regional rally instead of gathering at one place. Main rally by the KPTU-EdSol branch was held in front of the Ministry of Education this morning.
6,000 workers from three s in the Korean School Irregular Workers Solidarity Conference attended rallies and 2,000 of them are from the KPTU-EdSol.

They have been discriminated against in terms of working conditions including wages, working hours, employment for many years.

As the demand for after-school child care has increased after the outbreak of COVID-19, it proves that after-school child care should remain in public hands and need more child care workers for working parents, low-income and single-parent households to work without worrying about their children.

Nevertheless, during the negotiation, the government rather offers transferring after-school care work to the municipal government, which is obvious to be privatized.
The KPUT-EdSol said today&rsquos strike is a warning strike to stop transferring to the municipal government, as well as urging them to prepare measures to strengthen publicness of after-school child care.