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Jeju Haenyeos Call for Cancellation of Offshore Wind Power Project

Jeju Haenyeos Call for Cancellation of Offshore Wind Power Project

JEJU, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of “haenyeo,” or female divers in Jeju Island have voiced strong opposition ahead of the Jeju Provincial Council’s deliberations on the motion of the environmental impact assessment for the offshore wind farm in Gujwa-eup. About one hundred haenyeos who are members of the Handong-Pyeongdae fishing village fraternities [...]

Delivery Workers Retract Plan to Suspend Parcel Sorting amid Gov’t Support Pledge

Delivery Workers Retract Plan to Suspend Parcel Sorting amid Gov’t Support Pledge

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 4,000 parcel delivery workers backtracked from a plan to stop sorting parcels in protest of heavy workloads ahead of the Chuseok holiday, a civic advocacy group said Friday. The civic task force working for the rights of delivery workers and associated with the progressive Korean Confederation of Trade [...]

Parcel Delivery Workers Threaten to Refuse to Sort Parcels in Protest of Overwork

Parcel Delivery Workers Threaten to Refuse to Sort Parcels in Protest of Overwork

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 4,000 parcel delivery workers will refuse to sort parcels in protest of heavy workloads ahead of the Chuseok holiday, a civic advocacy group said Thursday. The civic task force working for the rights of delivery workers and associated with the progressive Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) said [...]

College Students Launch 200-kilometer Protest March Calling for Tuition Refund

College Students Launch 200-kilometer Protest March Calling for Tuition Refund

GYEONGSAN, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of university students from Gyeongsan in North Gyeongsang province began a 200-kilometer protest march towards the Ministry of Education in Sejong, South Chungcheong province, calling for a tuition refund after their schools delayed on-campus classes amid the continued coronavirus outbreak. The chairmen of the student councils at [...]

Defective CCTVs, Lax Discipline Blamed for Civilians’ Intrusion into Jeju Naval Base

Defective CCTVs, Lax Discipline Blamed for Civilians’ Intrusion into Jeju Naval Base

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Defective security cameras and lax discipline led to a Navy unit on the southern island of Jeju failing to detect civic activists intruding into its compound earlier this month, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday, promising to strongly reprimand the officers responsible. On March 7, four activists who [...]

Activists Hold 1,400th Weekly Rally Against Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery

Activists Hold 1,400th Weekly Rally Against Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The weekly protest rally demanding Japan’s apology to victims of its wartime sex slavery marked its 1,400th edition Wednesday amid an escalating diplomatic and trade row between Seoul and Tokyo. Nearly 20,000 activists, students and other citizens assembled to participate in the 27-year-old protest in front of the former [...]

S. Korean Travelers Express Anxiety amid Hong Kong Protest

S. Korean Travelers Express Anxiety amid Hong Kong Protest

HONG KONG, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean travelers expressed anxiety Tuesday as demonstrators continued their occupation of Hong Kong’s airport to protest a bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Thousands of demonstrators have taken over Hong Kong International Airport since Monday, leading airlines to cancel flights and leaving travelers stranded. Check-in [...]