Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Is Defending One's Country's Working Class Xenophobic?

"Our citizens are being forced to compete with migrant workers for low-income jobs," dared state "a Seoul-based anti-foreign civic group" blasted in this report by The Korea Time's Na Jeong-ju — Xenophobic groups grow more vocal.

The extremely disturbing lumpenization of the South Korean unskilled labor force was brought about by state-intervention in the economy in the form of the "industrial trainee" system, which allows for importation of more exploitable temporary workers from South and Southeast Asia, who are only quite naturally seeking a better life for themselves and their families back home.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

I'd love to know whether labor unions (of the pre-1970s US model) could work in Korea?

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