Members of Korean Teachers and Education Workers' Union
Seoul - Yonhap
Upholding a lower court ruling, the Seoul appeals court on Friday recognized the status of a progressive teachers' union as a legal trade union, pending its decision on the status.
In October, the government outlawed the Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union (KTU) due to its repeated refusal to deny membership to fired teachers. In a landmark ruling in June, the Seoul Administrative Court approved the decision, depriving the KTU of its 14-year-old status as a legal trade union.