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Most Flight Attendants Have Experienced Bullying in the Workplace: Study

Most Flight Attendants Have Experienced Bullying in the Workplace: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent investigation has revealed that many flight attendants at Korean Air Lines Co. and Asiana Airlines Inc. have experienced bullying in the workplace, not only from management, but also from their direct supervisors. An activist from the human rights movement network Baram announced the results of an investigation [...]

Buying in S. Korea is Often Cheaper than at Overseas Online Malls

Buying in S. Korea is Often Cheaper than at Overseas Online Malls

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Some brand-name shoes were more expensive when ordered abroad compared to local retailers, while most South Koreans still think it’s cheaper to buy foreign products overseas than in South Korea. The Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) said on December 13 that 11 of 18 foreign brand shoes were cheaper in [...]

Foreign Tourists Buy Fashion Goods in Gangbuk, Luxury Items in Gangnam

Foreign Tourists Buy Fashion Goods in Gangbuk, Luxury Items in Gangnam

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The spending patterns of foreign tourists, which have been concentrated on cosmetics in the past, are undergoing a transformation, while the number of foreign tourists visiting Seoul is predicted to surpass 12 million this year. Shinsegae Department Store said on December 13 that customers at the brand’s Gangbuk store [...]

VOCs Found in Sanitary Pads Are Not Life Threatening

VOCs Found in Sanitary Pads Are Not Life Threatening

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has once again confirmed that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in female hygiene products are not life threatening. The ministry reported on December 13 that tests had been conducted again on 297 different products from sanitary pads to tampons. Even though VOCs [...]

Civic Organization Protests “Unjustified Mileage Expiration”

Civic Organization Protests “Unjustified Mileage Expiration”

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean consumer rights group has applied for a provisional injunction against the two major South Korean airlines, Asiana Airlines Inc. and Korean Air Lines Co., after it was announced that some mileage accrued under their frequent flier programs would expire next year. Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty [...]

S. Korea at Crossroads over Shared Mobility

S. Korea at Crossroads over Shared Mobility

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Kil-jun, a taxi driver for 22 years, thought his taxi-hailing app was like a business partner, something that helped him get more fares, but now he feels like the platform has turned on him and become a powerful competitor in South Korea’s growing mobility market. The app’s operator, [...]