Dear ITF Family,
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Janina Malinovska, ITF Assistant Secretary for Inland Transport, on April 7. The Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU), Korean Railway Workers’ Union (KRWU) and Korean Rail and Metro Unions Council (KRMU) send our heartfelt condolences to her family and the entire ITF community.
Janina’s work to bring rail unions together in the fight against privatisation and liberalisation was of deep importance to rail workers in South Korea and around the world. We are deeply grateful for and will never forget her support for the struggle of Korean railway workers to defend trade union rights and the public rail.
We also deeply appreciated Janina’s support for our efforts to strengthen the solidarity among East Asian and Eurasian rail workers in their collective efforts towards the realisation of peace and labour rights. We were looking forward to working with her to build a taskforce on integration of the Korean and Eurasian railways this year. We promise to continue to carry out this work in Janina’s memory.
Korean Public Services and Transport Workers’ Union
Korean Railway Workers’ Union
Korean Rail & Metro Unions’ Council