About twenty investigators from the NIS and the Korean National Policy Agency (KNPA) searched the premises of the KHMU, while more than 200 police officers filled the entrance to the KHMU building. 
Using national security laws to search union buildings, confiscate materials and intimidate trade unionists, is a common practice of authoritarian governments who oppose democratic rights, decent work, peace and equality.
The KHMU has been a strong advocate for the rights of health workers, of universal public health and a more just society for all. Their members worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic under extremely challenging circumstances. They should be supported, not harassed.
KHMU members worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic under extremely challenging circumstances. They should be supported, not harassed.
Since the election of President Yoon Suk-youl, unions have reported a deteriorating environment for trade union rights, labour rights and public services.
PSI calls on the Yoon Suk-yool administration to cease the use of security laws to harass trade unionists and instead work with trade unions to advance the rights of workers and a more equitable and prosperous future for all Koreans.
The description of the size of security forces only applies to the raid at KHMU, not at the KCTU.