“After coming to Korea, my dream turned into a nightmare,” she added. The chairman of the museum is 59-year-old Hong Moon-jong, who also happens to be a senior lawmaker and secretary general for the ruling Saenuri Party (NFP).
Twelve migrant workers gathered in front of the Saenuri Party’s headquarters in Seoul’s Yeouido neighborhood on Feb. 10. They, like Faina, have been employed at the AMOA for sculpture, performances, and other duties. A total of 24 people were hired, but eight have since returned home, while another four have fled, they said. The working conditions they described were virtual enslavement. No legal labor standards - minimum wage, suitable food stipends, vacation time - were observed. Museum administrators responded to complaints with contemptuous remarks about Africa. “I thought this was a lot of money in your country,” one of them reportedly said.
The workers had to sleep in rooms where mice chewed at their clothes, and survive on spoiled rice. Razack, a 26-year-old from Burkina Faso, said they were deceived about their accommodations.
video showing their dormitories here.
this is fucking sickening.