Workers in South Korea have managed to overcome the offensives against them in the last few years from governments and companies.
Nevertheless, even after ousting the former President Park, they face many hurdles in improving their wages and conditions.
This week we talk to Wolsan Liem, Director of International and Korean Peninsula Affairs of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers' Union (KPTU), about the strike by Seoul metro workers and the issues that they are facing.
Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia
Jiselle Hanna and Pier Moro