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Authorities Step In to Improve Labor Conditions of Parcel Delivery Workers

Authorities Step In to Improve Labor Conditions of Parcel Delivery Workers

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Thursday it will consult with logistics companies to improve the labor conditions of parcel delivery workers and crack down on unfair practices, in response to public outcry over a recent series of deaths blamed on overwork. The ministries of labor and transport jointly announced a series [...]

Lotte Delivery Workers End Strike After Reaching Deal on Pay, Conditions

Lotte Delivery Workers End Strike After Reaching Deal on Pay, Conditions

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Delivery workers contracted with Lotte Global Logistics ended their strike late Thursday after reaching an agreement with the company on compensation and work conditions. The unionized workers launched a nationwide strike Tuesday demanding better treatment following a series of deaths of their colleagues, apparently from overwork. “We have decided [...]

Lotte Delivery Workers Launch Strike Demanding Better Treatment

Lotte Delivery Workers Launch Strike Demanding Better Treatment

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Delivery workers at Lotte Global Logistics on Tuesday launched a nationwide strike to demand better treatment following the deaths of their colleagues apparently from overwork. The workers announced the strike at a distribution center in southeastern Seoul, saying they will be joined by around 250 colleagues across the nation [...]

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 [...]