Korea: ATEK ~ It's Alive!!
the organization says one key objective is “visa portability,” or the ability to shift jobs without first having to leave the country. “We are not a union,” said ATEK spokesman Tony Hellmann. “But we hope that with a unified voice, we will be able to counter some of the negative public perceptions surrounding the [English teaching] profession in Korea.”The full transcript for the press conference can be viewed on 'The Marmot’s Hole' blog.
The teachers’ association called on the Korean government for more equal treatment in terms of E-2 visa requirements. Prior to its official launch, the association already started its “Equal Checks for All” campaign in early February, encouraging teachers to file online complaints with the National Human Rights Commission, asserting that drug tests and HIV tests required only for E-2 visa holders are discriminatory... - Joongang Daily
For further details of what ATEK stands for and how to join the organization please visit ATEK's newly designed website: http://atek.or.kr/
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