Dear Brothers and Sisters!
FKMTU was established in 1961 to promote worker’s political, economic, and social status and build a rightful democratic society that is worker-centered.
In more than 50 years of history, FKMTU has fought against external forces, monopoly capital, military dictatorship, and went throught the Great Workers' Struggle in 1987. We fought hard and won many battles. We opposed strongly against the anti-labor policies for 10 years during the administration of Park Geun-Hye and Lee Meyung-park. And we contributed to build the labor-friendly government.
Even though the regime has changed, the manufacturing industry still suffers from unfair subcontract transaction practices and long working hours.
FKMTU will strengthen the solidatiry of manufacturing unions and take the action to eradicate subcontracting practices that hinder the development and win-win of the manufacturing industry.
Also, as we move forward to raise the minimum wage that leads to increase the workers income, there should be no discrimination between regular workers and irregular workers, no long working hours, and the environment that workers are in should be respected.
We will encourage the government and the National Assembly to ratify the ILO core conventions so that all workers are guaranteed the fundamental workers' rights.
We will create the society where labor is respected through strengthening the interaction with international labor organizations.
FKMTU, as the largest affiliate of FKTU, promises to act responsibly in building the manufacturing workers happiness and the labor-respected society.