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Mutual Benefit Association for Platform Workers Inaugurated

Mutual Benefit Association for Platform Workers Inaugurated

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A mutual benefit association has been established to protect delivery personnel and other platform laborers. The Federation of Korean Trade Unions held an inauguration ceremony for the Labor Aid Association for Korean Platform Freelancers on Tuesday at its office in Seoul’s Yeouido district. The association will now be in [...]

Platform Workers Receive Instructions from Employers Despite Working as Freelancers

Platform Workers Receive Instructions from Employers Despite Working as Freelancers

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of the platform workers who work through digital platforms like the car-hailing service Tada were found to receive supervision from platform service providers. The Korea Labor Institute said in a recent report that 53.5 percent of platform workers said they are subject to orders or restrictions [...]

Platform Labor Common, but Many Lack Awareness

Platform Labor Common, but Many Lack Awareness

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Very widely used mobile app services are based on so-called “platform labor,” or new forms of labor that are traded like products based on information and communication technology (ICT) platforms. However, the public’s awareness of platform labor is significantly low. According to a survey of 1,000 citizens conducted by [...]

Platform Industry Workers in S. Korea Stand Up for Labor Rights

Platform Industry Workers in S. Korea Stand Up for Labor Rights

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — As On Demand and Online to Offline service platforms are increasingly replacing taxi, delivery, chauffeur, and other services, many are starting to call on the need to treat On Demand and online-to-offline (O2O) service workers as laborers, instead of private businesses. However, due to the outdated legislative tradition that [...]