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Labor Ministry Says Priority Recruiting of Employees’ Children is Illegal

Labor Ministry Says Priority Recruiting of Employees’ Children is Illegal

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has begun to take action to correct Kia Corp.’s “hereditary employment” clause included in the collective agreement. The Ministry of Employment and Labor sent out an official notification that the South Korean automaker’s collective agreement includes an unlawful provision, and that corrective procedures will soon take place. [...]

360,000 Young S. Koreans Take More than 3 Years to Get First Job

360,000 Young S. Koreans Take More than 3 Years to Get First Job

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of young South Koreans who have spent more than three years finding their first job reached 360,000, data showed Monday. Among South Koreans between 15 and 29 years of age with employment experience after graduation, some 358,000 people had taken more than three years to get their [...]

Non-regular Workers Below 38 pct of Total amid Return to Pre-pandemic Normalcy

Non-regular Workers Below 38 pct of Total amid Return to Pre-pandemic Normalcy

SEJONG, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The proportion of temporary workers in South Korea fell below 38 percent of all salaried workers in August, data showed Tuesday, as the country gradually returns to pre-pandemic normalcy. Non-regular workers, including part-timers and outsourced laborers, took up 37.5 percent of the country’s 21.72 million salaried workers, compared with [...]

Boycott Movement Against SPC Spreads Among Universities Following Young Worker’s Death

Boycott Movement Against SPC Spreads Among Universities Following Young Worker’s Death

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — College students are boycotting South Korean food and beverage giant SPC Group following the death of a young worker at a bread-making factory. “The death machine that made ‘blood-stained bread’ ends now,” posters that were put up across the Seoul National University campus by a student club said. A [...]

Boycott of Bakery Giant SPC Spreads Due After Lukewarm Company Response to Factory Worker’s Death

Boycott of Bakery Giant SPC Spreads Due After Lukewarm Company Response to Factory Worker’s Death

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A boycott of South Korea’s food and beverage giant SPC Group is spreading among consumers after a young worker in her 20s died at a factory affiliated with the group. The 23-year-old employee at the factory affiliated with the group in Pyeongtaek, 65 kilometers south of Seoul, died Saturday [...]

S. Korea Seeks Reform of Shipbuilding Industry’s Labor Structure

S. Korea Seeks Reform of Shipbuilding Industry’s Labor Structure

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to seek a structural change in the labor market of its shipbuilding industry, the finance ministry said Wednesday, amid growing criticism over shipbuilders taking advantage of subcontractors. “Recently, the overall conditions for our shipbuilding industry have been improving, with the number of orders rising following the [...]

Majority of New Recruits in Manufacturing Sector are Over 60s: Data

Majority of New Recruits in Manufacturing Sector are Over 60s: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — While employment in the manufacturing industry is recovering, there were more recruits from the older generation than the younger generation, data showed Monday. There were 4.53 million people employed in the manufacturing sector in August, up 240,000 from last year, according to Statistics Korea. Sorted by age, the number [...]