Change of laws to protect foreign workers
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Three days ago, a foreign boss was caught on camera physically assaulting his Cambodian employee. That would be unthinkable in almost every other developed country in the world. In Korea, violence in the workplace against (mostly industrial and agricultural) migrant foreign workers has become the new normal. In 2015, Channel News Asia ran a story on the abuse some migrant workers face in Korea and how they were treated as "slaves". According to a report by Statistics Korea via Korea's English newspaper Hanikyoreh, one in ten foreign female migrant workers has been sexually abused. In March, we posted a video of a Korean boss assaulting his employee because he refused to use the Korean honorific(respectful) form when addressing him.
Today, we were sent a video of a Cambodian employee getting physically assaulted by his Korean boss.
We have tried reaching out to him and haven't heard back yet. Regardless of what the situation was, violence in the workplace is unacceptable and the law has to change to protect foreign migrant workers.
Please sign this petition and share with your family and friends. We plan to forward it to lawmakers as well as the Korean Foreign Ministry and other relevant departments.
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