Solidarity with the Hong Ik University Custodial Workers from the Socialist Alliance in Australia
On behalf of the members and supporters of the Socialist Alliance, the largest socialist organisation in Australia, I would like offer our solidarity and support to the defiant workers at the Hong Ik University.
We have been shocked at the callous treatment you have experienced at the hands of the university administration and fully support your right to form a trade union to represent and defend your interests.
Through our press and websites -- Green Left Weekly (http://www.greenleft.org.au) & Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal (http://links.org.au) -- we have learned of your vanguard role in the struggle of South Korea's "irregular" workers for better wages and working conditions, and full trade union rights. We pledge to use those publications to spread the news and build solidarity with your struggle.
Again, on behalf of the socialist and working-class movement in Australia, we offer our strongest support and solidarity to your courageous struggle.
Victory to the Hong Ik University Custodial Workers!
For the International Relations Committee of the Socialist Alliance of Australia, and editor of Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal