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Calls for Change After Death of Migrant Worker Living in Vinyl Greenhouse

Calls for Change After Death of Migrant Worker Living in Vinyl Greenhouse

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Voices are growing calling for better living conditions for migrant workers after a recent tragedy in which a Cambodian woman who worked on a farm in Gyeonggi Province was found dead at her accommodations in a vinyl greenhouse. According to a migrant worker rights group, the Cambodian woman lived [...]

More Prejudice Against Sexual Minorities than Migrant Workers and N. Korean Defectors

More Prejudice Against Sexual Minorities than Migrant Workers and N. Korean Defectors

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Koreans’ prejudice against sexual minorities is more serious and explicit than other minority groups such as migrant workers and North Korean defectors, a recent study showed. A survey of 1,000 adult men and women nationwide conducted by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) from Oct. 21 [...]

Gov’t Toughens Quarantine for Returning Migrant Workers to Stem Spread of Coronavirus

Gov’t Toughens Quarantine for Returning Migrant Workers to Stem Spread of Coronavirus

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has stepped up the quarantine process for migrant workers as imported cases of the new coronavirus remain a threat to the country’s containment efforts. Foreign workers with the E-9 visa, when returning from a short trip overseas, should arrange a self-quarantine place in advance and notify the [...]

New Visa to Allow Seasonal Migrant Workers to Stay Here for Five Months

New Visa to Allow Seasonal Migrant Workers to Stay Here for Five Months

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will extend the maximum period of stay for seasonal migrant workers on Tuesday from the current three months to five months to tackle chronic labor shortages in its agricultural and fisheries sectors, the Ministry of Justice said Wednesday. Under the current law, foreign seasonal workers invited by [...]

6 in 10 Foreign Workers Experience Discrimination

6 in 10 Foreign Workers Experience Discrimination

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Migrant workers in Gyeonggi Province say “bias and discrimination” are their biggest challenges, second only to “language and communication obstacles”. The Gyeonggido Family & Women Research Institute filed a report on Thursday after conducting a survey of 688 foreign workers through seven Migrant Community Offices in Gyeonggi, the province [...]

South Korea to Introduce Points-Based Visa System for Long-Term Skilled Migrants

South Korea to Introduce Points-Based Visa System for Long-Term Skilled Migrants

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will introduce a points-based visa system from next year that will allow skilled migrant workers to remain in the country long-term. Under the new visa scheme, high-skilled foreign workers who have previous work experience on either E-9, E-10, or H-2 visas will be able to apply for the [...]