South Korea: Spy agency raids unions over alleged North Korea link

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“South Korea’s spy agency has raided the country’s main labour group, saying the operation was part of an investigation into whether some members had links to North Korea. The National Intelligence Service and police raided the office of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) in central Seoul on Wednesday. … The KCTU called the raid ‘barbaric,’ accusing Seoul’s conservative government of ‘conniving’ to target the labour organisation. As one of South Korea’s largest union umbrella groups, the KCTU was linked to a recent strike by truck drivers whose union falls under the KCTU.” (01/18/23)