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Shipyards Offer Perks to Employees amid Labor Shortage

Shipyards Offer Perks to Employees amid Labor Shortage

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Management and labor unions of South Korea’s major shipbuilders have reached a tentative agreement on wage negotiations, and such agreements included several solutions on how to deal with the shortage of workers facing domestic shipyards. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. decided to provide employees who reached retirement age this year [...]

Gov’t Invokes Return-to-work Order on Cement Truckers amid Prolonged Strike

Gov’t Invokes Return-to-work Order on Cement Truckers amid Prolonged Strike

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea invoked a return-to-work order on truckers of the cement industry, the finance minister said Tuesday, pointing out their on-going strike weighs down on the national economy. The decision came as thousands of truckers have been on a strike since Thursday, demanding the government extend temporary rules guaranteeing [...]

Pandemic Worsens Risk of Unemployment and Social Isolation for Women: Study

Pandemic Worsens Risk of Unemployment and Social Isolation for Women: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean women have become more exposed to the risk of unemployment and social isolation than men after the COVID-19 pandemic, a study showed Monday. These findings were reported in a short-term monitoring survey conducted by the national infectious disease crisis advisory committee under the prime minister to measure [...]

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 [...]