Railway Workers Union Condemns Government’s Use of KTX Distribution for Fukushima Promotional Material
In a recent press conference held at Seoul Station, members of the National Union of Railway Workers and solidarity union members expressed their concern regarding the government’s promotion of Fukushima-contaminated water through KTX distribution. They strongly criticized the use of public railways as a means of one-sided government propaganda.
The railway trade union released a statement on the matter, revealing that the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism had produced 75,000 copies of promotional materials titled “Ten Ghost Stories of Fukushima Contaminated Water” on the 1st of this month. These materials were distributed on KTX and SRT high-speed trains, sparking widespread discussion.
According to the union, the government’s handling of railway-related matters has often been contradictory, particularly during the administration of Yoon Seok-yeol. Such actions, they argue, are reminiscent of private company practices and are deeply concerning.
To further exemplify their point, the union mentioned the distribution of a government promotional booklet named K-Gonggam on trains during holidays. They questioned how such occurrences should be interpreted and emphasized the need for clarification.
The union firmly asserted that this is not the appropriate time to promote Japanese government policies through railways.
In light of these developments, the railway union, which is planning to go on strike this month, will hold a meeting at the Yongsan conference room on the 7th. The purpose of the gathering is to communicate the union’s demands, the strike schedule, and the methods involved, underscoring the necessity of the impending strike.
On the afternoon of the 1st, members of the National Union of Railway Workers and solidarity union members hold a press conference in front of Seoul Station in Jung-gu, Seoul, to condemn the expansion of the railway section and the reduction of Suseo-Busan. trains. (Photo = Provided by Newsis)
The National Union of Railroad Workers expressed concern over the government’s KTX distribution of Fukushima-contaminated water promotional material, saying, “We express deep dismay at the use of public railroads as a one-sided government publicity tool.”
On the 6th, the railway trade union issued a statement saying, “The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism produced 75,000 copies of promotional materials entitled ‘Ten Ghost Stories of Fukushima Contaminated Water’ on the 1st and began distributing them to KTX and SRT high. – high speed trains.” It’s a hot topic.”
The union said, “It is nothing new since Yoon Seok-yeol’s government has been continuously running the government administration, but the government’s attitude towards railways is antinomic.” Because of this, it is doing something that a private company would never have attempted. “
In addition, the union said, “Since a government promotional booklet called K-Gonggam was distributed on trains during holidays, it may be so.” How should we understand this situation?”
“This is not the time to worry about promoting Japanese government policy using the railway,” he said.
Meanwhile, the railway union, which is about to go on strike this month, plans to hold a meeting to explain the union’s demands, the strike schedule, and methods in the Yongsan conference room on the 7th to express the inevitability of the strike.
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