Minister of Land and Infrastructure
Won Hee-ryong said the construction site is a lawless zone with "fake workers." Labor protested, saying that some individual deviations were sold as a union-wide problem.

Reporter Ahn Sang-woo contributed to this report.

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Minister of Land and Infrastructure Won Hee-ryong, who took aim at the
monthly fee for the tower crane, said that "there are fake workers who do not work and only take money" at the construction site.

[Won Hee-ryong/Minister of Land: At almost every construction site, the names of team leaders and class leaders from 3 to as many as 8 people are hung and as little as 500 million won to as much as 1 million won....]

Construction company officials who attended the meeting claimed that some of the team leaders that the union demanded to be hired did not work properly and received an average of 500.560 million won per month.

Regarding this, Minister Wen said that the construction site is a lawless zone, closer to the fist than the law, and that he will take measures after understanding the relevant situation.

[Won Hee-ryong/Minister of Land: We have no choice but to stand by with our fists closer than the law, and we are making the site a lawless zone while wearing a sign that says union and not working....]

In response, the Democratic Workers' Union of Construction strongly protested, saying that it was selling the entire union by citing examples of personal deviation.

[Jang Ok-ki/Chairman of the Democratic Workers' Union of Construction: I think there are some absurdities in a situation where the union cannot cover the whole thing, but it seems to shift all the blame to our union.]

The construction union plans to hold a resolution meeting tomorrow in downtown Seoul attended by more than 4,<> people.

(Video Interview: Jeon Kyung-bae, Video Editing: Yoon Tae-ho)