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Korean Air Vows to Limit Flight Attendants’ Exposure to Cosmic Radiation

Korean Air Vows to Limit Flight Attendants’ Exposure to Cosmic Radiation

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea’s biggest carrier, has announced the details of an initiative expected to launch next year that would ensure systematic management of flight attendants’ exposure to cosmic radiation. Korean Air’s labor and management factions held negotiations last month to consult on such issues, industry sources [...]

Gov’t Toughens Regulations to Reduce Flight Attendant Exposure to Cosmic Radiation

Gov’t Toughens Regulations to Reduce Flight Attendant Exposure to Cosmic Radiation

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — To ensure the health of flight attendants who are exposed to cosmic radiation during flights, the government plans to greatly strengthen government regulations regarding annual exposure limits. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday that it had issued an administrative notice concerning the revision of the cosmic [...]

Unilateral Dismissal of Korean Crew Members Stirs Controversy

Unilateral Dismissal of Korean Crew Members Stirs Controversy

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A major Chinese airline caused a stir recently when it unilaterally notified Korean flight attendants that they were being laid off. The dismissed crew members are now preparing for legal action. China Eastern Airlines Corp. (CEA) notified Korean flight attendants who were on two-year temporary contracts that they were [...]

Flight Attendant Schools Blamed for Harsh Uniform Regulations

Flight Attendant Schools Blamed for Harsh Uniform Regulations

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Controversy looms over certain flight attendant schools that allegedly forced students to wear designated uniforms as well as hairspray. One university department of aviation and tourism allows applicants to wear the attire of one’s choice, except for clothes that cover the applicant’s neck. As for female applicants, the rules [...]

Rights Watchdog Says Not Offering Cabin Crew Education to Men is Discrimination

Rights Watchdog Says Not Offering Cabin Crew Education to Men is Discrimination

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) has issued a number of recommendations to an educational institution, saying that recruiting only female students for Aircraft Cabin Service Management programs, which train flight attendants and cabin crews, is discriminatory against men. One community college selected a total of 190 [...]

Most Flight Attendants Have Experienced Bullying in the Workplace: Study

Most Flight Attendants Have Experienced Bullying in the Workplace: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent investigation has revealed that many flight attendants at Korean Air Lines Co. and Asiana Airlines Inc. have experienced bullying in the workplace, not only from management, but also from their direct supervisors. An activist from the human rights movement network Baram announced the results of an investigation [...]