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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, Employers Reach Agreement on Preventing Overwork

Delivery Workers, Employers Reach Agreement on Preventing Overwork

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Delivery workers reached an agreement with their employers on Thursday on preventing overwork, averting a strike ahead of next month’s Lunar New Year. The agreement, which was mediated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, stipulates that logistics firms bear the responsibility for sorting parcels before their delivery, [...]

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 [...]

Overworked Doctors Prone to Mistakes; Patient Safety at Risk

Overworked Doctors Prone to Mistakes; Patient Safety at Risk

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The term ‘overwork’ means working excessively, which can result in extreme fatigue and exhaustion. Everyone knows that overwork can become a cause of all illnesses when accumulated. However, the concept of overwork in South Korea is quite relative and varies with one’s occupation. Depending on the job, people have different [...]

S. Korean Gov’t Makes Modifications to Workers’ Compensation

S. Korean Gov’t Makes Modifications to Workers’ Compensation

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Employment and Labor announced on December 28 its revisions to workers’ compensation, designating certain illnesses as harm suffered during work and expanding the parameters of coverage. The changes are to go into effect starting in January. Next year, cerebrovascular or cardiovascular illnesses – diseases troubling many [...]