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S. Korea to Educate Taxi Drivers to Prevent Suicide

S. Korea to Educate Taxi Drivers to Prevent Suicide

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Taxi drivers are being trained to become ‘lifeguards’ to prevent people from committing suicide. The Life Insurance Social Contribution Committee announced on Thursday that it plans to work with the Citizens’ Coalition for Safety (CCS) and the Korea Best Driver Association to train taxi drivers to prevent others from [...]

37 pct of Private Taxi Drivers are Over 65 Years Old; Oldest is 93

37 pct of Private Taxi Drivers are Over 65 Years Old; Oldest is 93

SEOUL, Jul. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Of the nation’s private taxi drivers, those aged 65 or older accounted for 36.8 percent of the total. According to a report submitted to the National Assembly by the Korea Transportation Safety Authority, a total of 162,199 private taxi drivers were registered in the transportation workers management system as [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]