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Memorial ceremony for deceased labor leader held

Posted November. 13, 2000 19:02,   


A ceremony to celebrate the memory of Chon Tae-Il, who burnt himself to death to demand rights for workers in 1970, was held at his grave in Moran Park in Kyonggi-do, Monday, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his death.

Participants in the memorial ceremony, which lasted about an hour and was presided over by Kim Chong-Ho, chairman of the Seoul Apparel Industry Labor Union, prayed for the soul of the deceased who died calling for the government to abide by the Labor Standard Law 30 years ago.

Some 300 people attended the rite, including his mother, his sister, now undergoing a doctorate course in Britain, members of Samdong-hoe, a labor group, and members of the committee for the project to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Chon¡¯s death.