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Unionized Construction Workers Urge Gov’t to Solve Urea Water Solution Shortage

Unionized Construction Workers Urge Gov’t to Solve Urea Water Solution Shortage

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Unionized construction workers on Tuesday called upon the government to come up with measures to resolve the urea water solution crisis, claiming the shortage of the material essential to diesel vehicles threatens their livelihoods. The Korean Construction Workers’ Union urged the government to promptly resolve the lack of urea [...]

Value of Migrant Workers in Construction Labor Market Goes Up

Value of Migrant Workers in Construction Labor Market Goes Up

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — With the number of migrant workers in South Korea declining sharply due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, these laborers are becoming more important figures, particularly at construction sites. According to the Ministry of Justice, the number of migrant workers on E-9 non-professional employment visa or H-2 work and visit [...]

S. Korea to Offer Telemedicine Services for Overseas Builders

S. Korea to Offer Telemedicine Services for Overseas Builders

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to start providing telemedicine services for overseas construction workers this year, the government said Sunday, amid heightened alert over new coronavirus infections among them. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters said it aims to launch the service in September at the latest, with four major [...]

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 [...]

Foreign Workers Crucial to South Korean Construction Industry

Foreign Workers Crucial to South Korean Construction Industry

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – A new survey has revealed that the South Korean construction industry will continue to suffer from labor shortages next year without foreign workers. Findings from the survey conducted by the Construction Workers Mutual Aid Association show that the construction industry will need around 1.61 million workers next year. However, the [...]