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Human rights…but not for you

The UN committee on Economic, Social and Cultural rights was in Korea last week. Their message was hard, Korea is not treating it’s migrants fairly. That civil rights belong only to Koreans, and not to foreigners. Though the group focused entirely on the plight of the migrant workers, some of the news is valid for English teachers. For example, much like migrant workers, we cannot change jobs without the permission of our owner visa sponsor.

In typical Korean fashion, after the committee was finished speaking, the government officials said that they were wrong, and that there were no problems here.

Nope, no problems here.

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