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Lotte Delivery Workers End Strike After Reaching Deal on Pay, Conditions

Lotte Delivery Workers End Strike After Reaching Deal on Pay, Conditions

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Delivery workers contracted with Lotte Global Logistics ended their strike late Thursday after reaching an agreement with the company on compensation and work conditions. The unionized workers launched a nationwide strike Tuesday demanding better treatment following a series of deaths of their colleagues, apparently from overwork. “We have decided [...]

Lotte Delivery Workers Launch Strike Demanding Better Treatment

Lotte Delivery Workers Launch Strike Demanding Better Treatment

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Delivery workers at Lotte Global Logistics on Tuesday launched a nationwide strike to demand better treatment following the deaths of their colleagues apparently from overwork. The workers announced the strike at a distribution center in southeastern Seoul, saying they will be joined by around 250 colleagues across the nation [...]

Hospitals in Scaled Down Mode as Trainee Doctors Slow to Return to Work

Hospitals in Scaled Down Mode as Trainee Doctors Slow to Return to Work

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major hospitals are maintaining scaled down operations, as trainee doctors have yet to return to work despite an agreement reached to end their weekslong strike, medical sources said Saturday. Large university hospitals have reduced treatments and surgeries and have restricted the number of patients they admit, as [...]

Striking Doctors to Join Coronavirus-related Medical Services

Striking Doctors to Join Coronavirus-related Medical Services

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — An association of trainee doctors across South Korea agreed Sunday to participate in medical services to respond to COVID-19, a decision made in its leaders’ meeting with Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun, according to Chung’s office. Interns and residents have gone on strike to protest the government’s medical workforce reform [...]

Despite Virus Spread, Doctors Stage Strike over Plan to Increase Medical Students

Despite Virus Spread, Doctors Stage Strike over Plan to Increase Medical Students

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of trainee doctors in South Korea went on strike Friday to protest the government’s plan to increase the number of medical students, drawing public criticism amid fears of nationwide spread of the new coronavirus. Trainee doctors have staged a limited strike since early this month after the government [...]

No Major Service Disruption Reported Despite Trainee Doctors’ Strike

No Major Service Disruption Reported Despite Trainee Doctors’ Strike

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Trainee doctors at hospitals on Friday launched a one-day strike in protest of the government’s medical workforce reform plan, but there was no major disruptions reported as hospitals mobilized alternative health workers. The Korean Intern Resident Association (KIRA), a group of interns and resident doctors, began the 24-hour walkout [...]