Korean Confederation of Trade Unions draws its roots to the nascent workers’ clambers ignited by the self-sacrifice of a garment worker Chun Tae-il on November 13, 1970. The tenacious struggles of women workers in export-pointed light industries laid the basis of the modern labour movement. As light industries gave way to heavy industries as the focal point of the export economy in the 1980s, the early scrappiness inspired the awakening of the controlled workforce in large-scale industries which became the hotbed of the Great Workers’ Struggle of 1987.
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