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Union Demands Fans, Watercoolers After Couriers Collapse in Summer Heat

Union Demands Fans, Watercoolers After Couriers Collapse in Summer Heat

SEOUL/BUSAN, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Unionized parcel delivery workers are demanding better working conditions to cope with the intense summer heat, saying several couriers collapsed in the scorching weather this week. According to the Parcel Delivery Workers’ Solidarity Union, a 57-year-old courier at a Lotte Global Logistics terminal in Busan, 450 kilometers southeast of [...]

Gov’t Takes Steps to Protect Construction Workers from Summer Heat

Gov’t Takes Steps to Protect Construction Workers from Summer Heat

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Scorching summer temperatures can be a serious risk to industrial workers. With this in mind, the government is working on initiatives to protect industrial workers from the summer heat. According to the Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency (KOSHA) on Monday, the number of industrial workers who suffered from [...]

Seoul Logs Second-Highest Summer Temperature on Record

Seoul Logs Second-Highest Summer Temperature on Record

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Sweltering heat pushed Seoul’s temperature to the second-highest level on record on Tuesday, with the mercury forecast to rise further, weather authorities said. South Korea’s capital city recorded a temperature of 38.3 degrees Celsius at 3:19 p.m., the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said. It marks the second highest temperature [...]

Deadly Heat Wave Hits South Korea, Causing Mass Animal Deaths

Deadly Heat Wave Hits South Korea, Causing Mass Animal Deaths

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With the mercury hitting highs of around 36 degrees Celsius, a sweltering heat wave that has stricken South Korea is now costing the lives of thousands of animals across the country. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), over 1,200 people fell ill due to [...]