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Association of Private Preschools Scraps Strike amid Parents’ Outcry

Association of Private Preschools Scraps Strike amid Parents’ Outcry

SEOUL/YONGIN, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid public outcry and government counteraction, the association of private preschools on Monday scrapped a nationwide strike that it staged to protest the government’s plan to scrutinize private kindergartens’ use of state subsidies. Hundreds of private preschools affiliated with the Korea Kindergarten Association (KKA) postponed the start of the [...]

South Korean Authorities, Private Preschools on Collision Course

South Korean Authorities, Private Preschools on Collision Course

SEOUL, Mar. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The education authorities of Seoul, Gyeonggi Province and Incheon warned Sunday that local private schools will face harsh administrative punishments if they press ahead with a collective action to protest the government’s reform drive. In a joint statement, the liberal-minded superintendents of the three regions’ education offices declared there [...]

Taxi Drivers Stage Massive Rally Against Kakao Carpool Service

Taxi Drivers Stage Massive Rally Against Kakao Carpool Service

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of thousands of taxi drivers gathered in Seoul on Thursday for a massive protest against commercial carpool services by Kakao Corp., calling for a state ban on “the illegal services.” There have been severe conflicts over Kakao T Carpool, a ride-sharing service by South Korea’s top mobile messaging [...]

Black Santa Stages One-Man Rally at UN Conference to Draw Attention to Environmental Issues

Black Santa Stages One-Man Rally at UN Conference to Draw Attention to Environmental Issues

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A ‘Black Santa’ appeared at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC held in Katowice, Poland on Tuesday. As if he had just come out of a chimney, the Santa had black stains on his clothes, beard, and his face. The Santa was actually Choi Yul, president of the [...]

Farmers Rally in Seoul to Push Gov’t for Higher Rice Prices

Farmers Rally in Seoul to Push Gov’t for Higher Rice Prices

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Rice farmers held a rally in Seoul’s Yeouido financial district to call for a rise in rice prices. Approximately 500 farmers gathered in front of the Export-Import Bank of Korea’s head office in Yeouido yesterday and asked that the government set the target price for 80 kilograms of rice [...]

FineTek Workers Hold Year-Long Protest Atop Smokestack

FineTek Workers Hold Year-Long Protest Atop Smokestack

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Three medical professionals visited a combined heat and power plant in Yangcheon district, Seoul yesterday, where two workers are currently holding a protest atop a 75-meter-tall smokestack. After checking the health of the workers, the medical professionals stated that they were worried that the onset of the upcoming winter [...]

Taxi Drivers Protest Against Kakao’s “Illegal” Carpooling Venture

Taxi Drivers Protest Against Kakao’s “Illegal” Carpooling Venture

SEONGNAM, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean taxi drivers held a second round of demonstrations in front of the head office of Kakao Mobility situated in Pangyo, Seongnam in Gyeonggi Province yesterday, protesting against Kakao’s expected carpool service. Over 500 members of the “committee against illegal carpooling” – composed of four taxi-related labor unions [...]