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Trainee Doctors Show Little Signs of Returning as Hospitals Set to Complete Accepting Their Resignations

Trainee Doctors Show Little Signs of Returning as Hospitals Set to Complete Accepting Their Resignations

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Trainee doctors appeared to have shown little signs of returning to work as hospitals were set to complete accepting their resignations on Monday, despite the government’s proposal of an olive branch to end a prolonged walkout. Accepting resignations would help trainee doctors, who have left their worksites since late [...]

South Korea Sees Record Surge in Septuagenarian Workers Amid Aging Population Concerns

South Korea Sees Record Surge in Septuagenarian Workers Amid Aging Population Concerns

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – In the first half of this year, South Korea witnessed an unprecedented increase in workers over 70, highlighting the country’s rapidly aging workforce and sparking debates about extending employment for older citizens. According to data released by Statistics Korea on July 14, the number of employed individuals aged 70 and [...]

Hyundai Motor Union Secures Wage Deal, Avoids Strike for Sixth Year in a Row

Hyundai Motor Union Secures Wage Deal, Avoids Strike for Sixth Year in a Row

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Co.’s labor and management have concluded their wage negotiations without a strike for the sixth year in a row, agreeing on the highest wage increase in the company’s history. The union said Saturday its members have voted to accept a tentative wage deal reached earlier in the [...]

Samsung Electronics Union Stages First-Ever General Strike, Targets Semiconductor Production Lines

Samsung Electronics Union Stages First-Ever General Strike, Targets Semiconductor Production Lines

SEOUL, July 12 (Korea Bizwire) – In an unprecedented move, the National Samsung Electronics Union (NSEU) has launched its first general strike in the company’s history, focusing its efforts on semiconductor production lines to amplify its impact. On July 11, the fourth day of the strike, approximately 350 union members gathered in front of the 8-inch [...]

Senior Doctors at Korea University Hospitals Set to Reduce Patient Treatment

Senior Doctors at Korea University Hospitals Set to Reduce Patient Treatment

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Senior doctors at three major hospitals affiliated with Korea University were set to begin reducing treatment of non-critical patients Friday, joining walkouts by two other major hospitals in support of striking junior doctors. The planned walkout by Korea University’s three hospitals — Anam Hospital, Guro Hosptial and Ansan Hospital [...]

Unionized Workers at Samsung Electronics Declare ‘Indefinite’ Strike

Unionized Workers at Samsung Electronics Declare ‘Indefinite’ Strike

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Unionized workers at Samsung Electronics Co., staging the biggest labor action in the technology giant’s 55-year history, declared an “indefinite general strike” Wednesday, stepping up pressure over their demand for a pay raise. After a three-day strike scheduled to come to an end Wednesday, the National Samsung Electronics Union [...]

Study Finds Teachers in South Korea at Double the Risk of Work-Related Mental Illness

Study Finds Teachers in South Korea at Double the Risk of Work-Related Mental Illness

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study has revealed that teachers in South Korea face more than twice the risk of developing work-related mental illnesses compared to other civil servants, shedding light on a growing concern in the country’s education sector. The research, published in the latest issue of the international journal Occupational Medicine, [...]

Unionized Workers at Samsung Electronics Declare ‘Indefinite’ Strike

Unionized Workers at Samsung Electronics Declare ‘Indefinite’ Strike

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Unionized workers at Samsung Electronics Co., staging the biggest labor action in the technology giant’s 55-year history, declared an “indefinite general strike” Wednesday, stepping up pressure over their demand for a pay raise. After a three-day strike scheduled to come to an end Wednesday, the National Samsung Electronics Union [...]