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Parcel Delivery Packaging Tape Features Stories of Gambling Addiction Recovery

Parcel Delivery Packaging Tape Features Stories of Gambling Addiction Recovery

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Packaging tape used for parcel delivery services have been printed with the stories of individuals who overcame addiction to gambling. The state-run Korea Center on Gambling Problems said Wednesday it had distributed 5,000 units of packaging tape printed with stories of gambling addiction recovery to 15 post offices across [...]

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 [...]

Delivery Union Threatens to Stop Door-to-door Service in Protest of Ban on Ground-floor Parking

Delivery Union Threatens to Stop Door-to-door Service in Protest of Ban on Ground-floor Parking

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Delivery workers threatened Thursday to end doorstep delivery for customers living at a massive apartment complex in eastern Seoul, in protest against a rule that requires delivery trucks to use only underground parking spaces. In a press conference held in front of the complex that houses 5,000 apartment units, [...]

40 pct of Delivery Drivers Work Over 14 Hours per Day During Peak Season

40 pct of Delivery Drivers Work Over 14 Hours per Day During Peak Season

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — About 40 percent of parcel delivery drivers in South Korea work more than 14 hours a day during peak seasons, government data showed Tuesday. The labor ministry released its study on the work conditions and health of couriers following a recent series of deaths of workers apparently from overwork. [...]

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 [...]