While former Gyeonggi governor Kim Moon-soo took office as chairman of the Economic, Social and Labor Committee on the 4th, Lee Eun-joo, chairman of the Emergency Response Committee of the Justice Party, severely criticized it, saying, “I have publicly declared my intention to give up social dialogue and go to an anti-labor unilateral path.”
At the general assembly of the National Assembly on the morning of the same day, Lee Eun-joo, chairman of the non-commissioned committee, said, “The intention of the Yun Seok-yeol government is to use the Confederation of Trade Unions, which declared its absence from the membership, and the Korean Federation of Trade Unions, which opposes Chairman Kim Moon-soo, as an excuse to turn the sergeant-labor union into an infamous ‘really-satisfied’ committee. said this.
The Labor Union is a social dialogue organization under the direct control of the president, where the government discusses labor policies with workers and employers’ organizations. In the past, the Senior Citizens’ Union has been criticized for having turned into an organization that promotes the government’s desired labor policies by setting up the labor community as their bridesmaids. The Labor Union and Justice Party argue that the Yoon Seok-yeol government also appointed Chairman Kim Moon-soo, who is an ‘anti-labor’ person, as the chairman of the Labor Council, and is trying to use the Labor Council as a tool to unilaterally promote labor reforms such as extending working hours rather than labor-management dialogue.
The Confederation of Trade Unions, which announced that it would not attend, issued a comment on the 29th of last month, saying, “It is very clear that Kim Moon-soo, who caused a problem with his views and remarks full of color theory and hatred of the union, was appointed as the chairman of the committee. I wonder if I can do it,” he said. In a commentary released on the same day, the Korean Federation of Trade Unions also expressed a negative position, saying, “It is difficult to say that he is a person that the labor community will welcome, as he has joined the Taegeukgi unit and has since made anti-labor remarks through his YouTube channel.” .
Chairman Lee said, “Chairman Moon-soo Kim, in his first interview after his appointment as chairman, did not even make an absurd claim that he came to study the strongest labor union in Korea from all over the world. “The low competitiveness of provincial hospitals is because of the union,” and “Ssangyong Motor union is a suicide squadron,” he said. did.
He said, “What worries me more than anything else is the shameless intentions of the Yun Seok-yeol administration with Chairman Kim Moon-soo,” he said. There is no way to do it,” he said.
“The Yoon Seok-yeol administration’s enforcement of the appointment of Chairman Kim Moon-soo, at least in a formal way, will disrupt the remaining social dialogue,” he said. I make it clear that the responsibility lies with the Yun Seok-yeol government.”
On the other hand, Chairman Kim Moon-soo said at an inauguration ceremony held this morning as if conscious of the opposition from the labor community, “I am well aware of what the Confederation of Trade Unions and Trade Unions have said about our committee and me that they can’t be trusted.” I will look back on myself more seriously and humbly,” he said.