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Contracted Workers Left Out of Many Fringe Benefits

Contracted Workers Left Out of Many Fringe Benefits

SEJONG, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Non-permanent contract workers are excluded from a number of fringe benefits given to regular employees, disadvantaging them in pay and vacation days, government data showed Thursday. Only 31.7 percent of contracted workers were given paid vacations as of August last year, according to an inspection of the economically active [...]

S. Korean Public Servants Work up to 1,000 Hours More than Their OECD Counterparts a Year

S. Korean Public Servants Work up to 1,000 Hours More than Their OECD Counterparts a Year

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean public servants on around-the-clock duties, such as police and customs officials, work about 1,000 hours more a year than public workers in member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a government survey showed Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Personnel and Management’s survey, government [...]

3 in 10 at Risk of Hypertension, Diabetes Actually Suffer from Ailments in 10 yrs: Report

3 in 10 at Risk of Hypertension, Diabetes Actually Suffer from Ailments in 10 yrs: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Three in 10 people diagnosed in the early stages of diabetes or high blood pressure develop the diseases within 10 years, a government report showed Tuesday. According to the report by the National Health Insurance Service, 31.3 percent of the people who were diagnosed in the early stages actually [...]

Incoming Class Sizes Continue to Shrink at Seoul’s Elementary Schools

Incoming Class Sizes Continue to Shrink at Seoul’s Elementary Schools

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Among the 557 public elementary schools in Seoul, 34 have less than 50 new pupils starting first grade this year (the school year begins in what would be considered the spring term in most English-speaking countries). Other primary schools throughout the city, meanwhile, have prospective first grade classes of [...]

More Stock Investors Doing Trading via Smartphones

More Stock Investors Doing Trading via Smartphones

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 40 percent of last year’s stock trading in the secondary KOSDAQ market was done on smartphones, gradually phasing out transactions through computers and telephones, data showed Thursday. A daily average turnover of 291.48 million shares, or 39.6 percent of the total, on the tech-laden KOSDAQ was generated over [...]