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Labor Union Suspends Delivery Following Entry Ban by Apartment Complex

Labor Union Suspends Delivery Following Entry Ban by Apartment Complex

INCHEON, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — In response to the recent decision by an apartment complex to allow entry of delivery motorcycles only via underground parking lots, delivery personnel and businesses have decided to reject all deliveries to the complex. Rider Union, a labor union representing gig workers of food delivery apps, announced that it [...]

Union Demands Fans, Watercoolers After Couriers Collapse in Summer Heat

Union Demands Fans, Watercoolers After Couriers Collapse in Summer Heat

SEOUL/BUSAN, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Unionized parcel delivery workers are demanding better working conditions to cope with the intense summer heat, saying several couriers collapsed in the scorching weather this week. According to the Parcel Delivery Workers’ Solidarity Union, a 57-year-old courier at a Lotte Global Logistics terminal in Busan, 450 kilometers southeast of [...]

Final Deal Reached Between Delivery Union, Postal Service on Measures to Prevent Overwork

Final Deal Reached Between Delivery Union, Postal Service on Measures to Prevent Overwork

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The delivery workers union struck a deal Friday with the national postal service, ending labor disputes and opening a way for a safer working environment for couriers. The Korea Post accepted the demands by the Parcel Delivery Workers’ Solidarity Union that its couriers will be exempt from sorting parcels [...]

Delivery Workers Launch Strike amid Stalled Talks on Preventing Overwork

Delivery Workers Launch Strike amid Stalled Talks on Preventing Overwork

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Unionized delivery workers began a general strike Wednesday, saying logistics firms have stalled implementing an agreement on preventing their overwork. The Parcel Delivery Workers’ Solidarity Union said the indefinite walkout was approved by 4,910, or 92.3 percent, of 5,310 members who took part in a vote earlier in the [...]