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More Labor Union Executive Members Received Money

Posted January. 27, 2005 22:55,   


It has been investigated that there were other labor union executive members who received money for employment on top of already arrested labor branch office managers for receiving money related to the absurd employment of Kia Motors’ Gwangju Plant contract workers.

Deputy chief prosecutor of the Gwangju District Public Prosecutor’s Office Kim Sang-bong, who is responsible for the Kia Motors’ Gwangju Plant employment irregularity case, said yesterday, “A labor union executive member sent a message saying that he has received several thousand won in return for a job and that he will surrender himself.”

As the suspicion that executive members other than already arrested Kia Motors labor union Gwangju District chief Jung Byeong-yeon might have received money for employment has come true, the interest lies with how many labor union executive members are related.

Currently, the prosecution is concentrating its investigation on finding out the people who might have received money related to employment.

Until now, the prosecution has called in five labor union executive members and representatives and 10 newly employed workers as references to research whether there were any money trades.

A prosecutor said, “It is impossible to call in all 400 of last year’s disqualified workers. Therefore, we are first calling in those who have a high possibility of giving money.”

Deputy chief prosecutor Kim said, “We can principally only criminal punish those who received money. However, if those who gave money surrender themselves, we will suspend indictments or not even book them.”

On the other hand, the prosecution filed for a arrest warrant for former Kia Motors’ Gwangju Plant personnel department manager Na (40 years old) for receiving 47 million won from Hyundai and Kia Motors group company worker Park (38 years old) for a job favour. Park was arrested yesterday for receiving 105 million won and then taking 58 million for himself and just delivering 47 million to Na.