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Hanjin to Suspend Overnight Parcel Services amid Overwork Controversy

Hanjin to Suspend Overnight Parcel Services amid Overwork Controversy

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Hanjin Transportation Co., the logistics arm of Hanjin Group, said Monday it will suspend overnight parcel delivery services starting next month, becoming the first local company to take such action to help prevent overwork among deliverymen. The move came as one of its delivery workers died earlier this month [...]

Delivery Workers Retract Plan to Suspend Parcel Sorting amid Gov’t Support Pledge

Delivery Workers Retract Plan to Suspend Parcel Sorting amid Gov’t Support Pledge

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 4,000 parcel delivery workers backtracked from a plan to stop sorting parcels in protest of heavy workloads ahead of the Chuseok holiday, a civic advocacy group said Friday. The civic task force working for the rights of delivery workers and associated with the progressive Korean Confederation of Trade [...]

Parcel Delivery Workers Threaten to Refuse to Sort Parcels in Protest of Overwork

Parcel Delivery Workers Threaten to Refuse to Sort Parcels in Protest of Overwork

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 4,000 parcel delivery workers will refuse to sort parcels in protest of heavy workloads ahead of the Chuseok holiday, a civic advocacy group said Thursday. The civic task force working for the rights of delivery workers and associated with the progressive Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) said [...]

Parcel Delivery Workers Overworked and Underpaid

Parcel Delivery Workers Overworked and Underpaid

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Parcel delivery workers suffer chronically from overwork and low wages, civic activists and politicians said Thursday, calling for countermeasures to enhance their health and welfare particularly ahead of the upcoming Chuseok holiday. The Euljiro Committee under the ruling Democratic Party, dedicated to the rights of the weak, and civic [...]

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 [...]

Government to Overhaul Labor Laws for Delivery Workers

Government to Overhaul Labor Laws for Delivery Workers

SEJONG, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The government has proposed a labor regulations overhaul for delivery workers, which will make them eligible for overtime pay and a better insurance coverage for work-related injuries by 2022. According to the proposal released on Tuesday by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, a number of measures will be [...]