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Starbucks Employees Hint at Staging Protest

Starbucks Employees Hint at Staging Protest

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Korea employees are considering staging a protest over their excessive workload. Industry sources said that several Starbucks employees are communicating via Blind, an anonymous chat app for employed workers and staff, to stage a protest in trucks to demand a better working environment. Starbucks Korea does not have [...]

Lawsuits Increasing Despite Pandemic

Lawsuits Increasing Despite Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the number of lawsuits being filed in South Korea continues to grow. The National Court Administration reported that the number of registered lawsuits last year amounted to 6,679,233, up by 0.68 percent (44,889 cases) since the previous year. Among them, 4,829,616 cases dealt with [...]

Police to Introduce Braille and Voice Submission Forms for Visually Impaired Persons

Police to Introduce Braille and Voice Submission Forms for Visually Impaired Persons

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Braille and voice formats have been introduced to help the blind submit various police forms including accusation files and requests to look up criminal records and other information. Seoul’s Mapo Police Station said Monday that it will begin offering braille and voice (QR code) formats to help visually impaired [...]

Hwaseong to Offer One-stop Vaccination Service for Undocumented Foreign Workers

Hwaseong to Offer One-stop Vaccination Service for Undocumented Foreign Workers

HWASEONG, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Hwaseong, south of Seoul, announced that it will start offering a one-stop service for unregistered foreign workers to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Any unregistered foreign worker can visit a nearby COVID-19 testing center to receive a vaccination without having to make a prior reservation. Foreigners over 30 [...]