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Self-employed People Stage Drive-thru Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions

Self-employed People Stage Drive-thru Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of angry self-employed workers staged late-night drive-through protests in Seoul and provincial cities nationwide until early Thursday morning, condemning health authorities for endangering their livelihoods in their drive to combat COVID-19 through tough social distancing restrictions. An association of self-employed businesses, which organized the protest rallies, said at [...]

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 [...]

Citizens Make Payments in Advance to Support the Self-employed

Citizens Make Payments in Advance to Support the Self-employed

BUSAN, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — As the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the livelihood of self-employed South Koreans, an increasing number of local citizens are lending helping hands by joining a movement to make payments in advance. A 40-something housewife surnamed Kim living in Seo District, Busan recently made an advance payment to the Taekwondo [...]

Nationwide Efforts Underway to Help Self-employed and Small Businesses Hardest-hit by COVID-19

Nationwide Efforts Underway to Help Self-employed and Small Businesses Hardest-hit by COVID-19

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — With South Korea’s self-employed and small businesses going through extremely tough times due to the resurgence of COVID-19, nationwide efforts are underway to help them overcome the hardships. A 39-year-old woman surnamed Kim who runs a small donut shop in Seoul has suffered from sluggish sales since the recent [...]