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15 pct of Construction Workers Do Not Have Access to Cold Water

15 pct of Construction Workers Do Not Have Access to Cold Water

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent report has revealed that construction companies are failing to meet a government recommendation saying construction workers should be provided with enough water, shade, and breaks to avoid health problems caused by the scorching summer heat. According to the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) survey, 14.8 percent [...]

Campaign Encourages Koreans to Abstain from Online Orders to Give Delivery Workers Days Off

Campaign Encourages Koreans to Abstain from Online Orders to Give Delivery Workers Days Off

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Recently, there has been a campaign on SNS to “not order parcels” so that delivery workers can get a proper rest. The move came after the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) proposed a campaign for the public to join forces to guarantee that workers would be able to [...]

S. Korea to Actively Deal with Radioactive Water Discharge from Fukushima Plant

S. Korea to Actively Deal with Radioactive Water Discharge from Fukushima Plant

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will actively seek ways to deal with Japan’s planned discharge of water contaminated as a result of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Tuesday, amid concern storage space will soon run out. The treatment of radioactive water stored in tanks in Fukushima [...]

1,400th Protest Rally Against Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery Set for This Week

1,400th Protest Rally Against Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery Set for This Week

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The 1,400th weekly protest rally against Japan’s wartime sex slavery will take place this week, with more elderly South Korean victims passing away without receiving Tokyo’s sincere apology for its atrocities. Local activists and victims of Japan’s sexual slavery have staged street rallies in front of the former compound [...]

Eye Stickers in Men’s Washrooms Raise Awareness of S. Korea’s Spycam Epidemic

Eye Stickers in Men’s Washrooms Raise Awareness of S. Korea’s Spycam Epidemic

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Recently, dozens of photos were posted on Instagram with eyeball-shaped stickers in men’s bathroom stalls. The pictures were marked with a hashtag, ‘It’s just a sticker.’ This is a follow-up to the installation art project carried out in 2017 by “Adultboy,” an installation artist and man in his 20s. [...]

H&B Stores Suspend Sales of DHC Products as Japan Boycott Intensifies

H&B Stores Suspend Sales of DHC Products as Japan Boycott Intensifies

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health and beauty (H&B) store industry has suspended sales of Japanese beauty firm DHC Corp.’s products, which has mired in controversy for its anti-Korean remarks. Olive Young, a leading H&B store chain, said it has not been selling DHC products at its online store since Monday morning. [...]