The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) has posted an online petition in support of ten Vietnamese migrant workers who have been arrested and charged with “obstruction of business” after protesting violations of their employment contract. You can read more about the case and sign the petition in support of the workers here.
From the BWI:
From March to April, 2011, ten Vietnamese migrant workers who had worked for Taehung Construction a subcontractor for Hyundai Construction in constructing a container wharf in Incheon, South Korea, were arrested. The prosecution has charged them with “obstruction of business, interfering with the regular business operations of the company, inciting group violence, and assault with a deadly weapon for two walk-outs. The walk-outs were the result of long work hours, unjust working conditions and Taehung reneging components of the workers’ employment contract.