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Starbucks Korea Employees Stage Truck Protest over Excessive Workload

Starbucks Korea Employees Stage Truck Protest over Excessive Workload

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Employees of Starbucks coffee stores staged a demonstration Thursday in protest of excessive workload stemming from the company’s marketing events. Two trucks hired by Starbucks Coffee Korea workers drove around Seoul from 10 a.m. with signs calling for improved work conditions attached on their sides. The event will continue [...]

Starbucks Employees Hint at Staging Protest

Starbucks Employees Hint at Staging Protest

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Korea employees are considering staging a protest over their excessive workload. Industry sources said that several Starbucks employees are communicating via Blind, an anonymous chat app for employed workers and staff, to stage a protest in trucks to demand a better working environment. Starbucks Korea does not have [...]

Couples Protest Against Ever-shifting COVID-19 Distancing Rules on Weddings

Couples Protest Against Ever-shifting COVID-19 Distancing Rules on Weddings

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s soon-to-be married couples are fighting against the government’s COVID-19 restrictions on indoor weddings, saying that the ever-shifting rules are causing them financial and emotional damage. On Thursday morning, a few members of an alliance, made up of approximately 6,000 people with imminent wedding plans, staged a protest [...]

Self-employed People to Hold Drive-through Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions

Self-employed People to Hold Drive-through Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Self-employed people in South Korea plan to hold drive-through protests in several cities this week to call for eased COVID-19 restrictions and more compensation, the organizer said Monday. About 3,000 members of an emergency committee of the self-employed and other online communities are expected to participate in the rallies [...]

Myanmarese Students in S. Korea Call On Public to Join Protest Against Military Coup

Myanmarese Students in S. Korea Call On Public to Join Protest Against Military Coup

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Movements are stirring in South Korea in protest to the recent coup d’etat in Myanmar. The Burmese Youth Association in South Korea held press conferences in five locations across Seoul on Sunday, including the Myanmarese Embassy and downtown, calling upon the Myanmar’s military authorities to abort the coup and [...]

Restaurants, Internet Cafes Demand Longer Opening Hours, Compensation

Restaurants, Internet Cafes Demand Longer Opening Hours, Compensation

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Owners of restaurants, internet cafes and other small businesses called on the government Thursday to extend their opening hours and compensate their losses amid ongoing restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. At a press conference outside the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, leaders of small business groups said the [...]

Coffee Shops, Bars, Internet Cafes Join Protest Against Virus Restrictions

Coffee Shops, Bars, Internet Cafes Join Protest Against Virus Restrictions

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Coffee shops, bars and internet cafes have joined a growing list of businesses protesting the government’s coronavirus restrictions, with shop owners lighting signboards, staging demonstrations and petitioning the Constitutional Court. The shop owners say the restrictions are applied unfairly, allowing some businesses to reopen while shuttering others, and without [...]

Fitness Clubs Protest Against Govt’s Extension of Social Distancing Period

Fitness Clubs Protest Against Govt’s Extension of Social Distancing Period

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of fitness and pilates clubs in South Korea are taking a collective action to protest against the government’s latest decision to extend the Level 2.5 social distancing period by two additional weeks. During the extended period, fitness and pilates clubs will have to remain closed. Nonetheless, some [...]

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 [...]